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By Haddenham Webteam - 7th March 2014 6:28pm
It's been three years since the start of the conflict in Syria. More than 2 million refugees have fled the violence. They are in desperate need of shelter, food and water.
Many Haddenham residents want to help.
If you share their concern, please join in the Cafe & Sale for Syria event on Saturday 15th March, from 10am — 2pm at the Methodist Church. Come for coffee, stay for lunch! Entrance free — Everyone welcome
Coffee, Cakes, Homemade Soups and Bread, Raffle, Tombola, Stalls, Games and a Sale of Promises (see below).
Please donate your unwanted Christmas presents, good quality household items, cakes. Ring — Alison 01844 291553, Lizzie 01844 292445, Jenny 01844 291173. In Aid of the Oxfam Syria Appeal
Sale Of Promises
One of the key attractions is a sale of promises. Organisers have managed to build a lovely long list of promises of all sorts of things — services such as singing lessons, speech and drama lessons, lifts to airports, crafts workshops, bicycle maintenance of all sorts, cakes... you name it, they have it.
Also promised is a handful of very very top quality items, that organisers would like to make the most of and give lots of people a chance to bid for, so they are holding a silent auction with sealed bids for these:
- One day glass making workshop with Jessica Ecott (worth £90 per person). Jessica is a renowned local artist in glass. Only one promise can be sold and it can be: £60 for one participant, £110 for 2, £160 for 3, £200 for 4 (download brochure). Highest sealed bid will win
- A dinner for up to ten people to be held in the glorious surroundings Manor Farm. Lizzie Banister, an excellent cook, will greet the party with a glass of wine in the drawing room, to be followed by a home-cooked meal in the elegance of her candlelit dining room. Bring your own wine. Date to be agreed between the winner and Lizzie.
- Tea in the garden of Manor Farm for up to 12 people.
- Three days stay in a holiday cottage in Haddenham, with two bedrooms at the heart of the village. This would normally cost £225. The perfect spot for visiting friends or relatives for some special occasion when you don't have room for everybody! (For more details of the cottage, please see here)
You can make bids for any of these precious items by contacting Alison Court on 01844 291553, helping yourself to a good time and helping to raise much-needed funds for the people suffering so terribly in Syria and beyond its borders.
...and whatever you do, come and support the Cafe & Sale on Saturday 15th March, from 10am — 2pm in the Methodist church!
Fairtrade coffee, lots of delicious home-baked cakes, homemade soup, homemade bread, sale of promises, fantastic raffle, bottle tombola, gift stall, games and lots else.