Club diners raise £2,000 for Syria

Syrian Supper Club dinner preparationsMarhabtayn Syrian Supper Club hosted its first event  in Brixton during the summer. The club’s aim is to show solidarity with people caught up in Syria’s conflict and refugee crisis, through music, food and fundraising for people in need.

Organiser Khairun Dhala said: “Marhabtayn is Arabic for ‘two welcomes’ because in Syria people give each other a double welcome.

“We had a great night! Supper clubbers were welcomed to our home with a cocktail followed by a mezze starter, and makloubeh – spicy Syrian rice – as a main course, with baklava and a Syrian fruit salad for dessert.

“A diverse group of people came, old and new friends, including a table of people who had heard about the event through the Brixton Blog!”

Diners helped raise over £2,000.

The club is now looking for somewhere big enough to host around 40 people. If you know of somewhere with a kitchen that would be willing to let the club take over for a night, contact them here.