A Lebanese themed ‘dine in’ event, organised by Chichester based chef Juliet Graham has raised £1,375 for Children on the Edge’s Beirut explosion appeal.
The mezze meal featured an array of delicious dishes including, flatbreads and dips, chicken kebabs with tahini, aubergine stew, mujadara lentils, slow cooked lamb and a lemon and pistachio torte to finish.
Juliet said, "It's always such a pleasure to cook for Children on the Edge and I feel honoured to be part of the fundraising for Lebanon, it makes my heart sing !"
Some of the delicious dishes from the Lebanese feast including courgette and spring onion fritters and tahini chicken kebabs
To accompany the meal, guests were sent a Lebanese Spotify playlist and a video, featuring Children on the Edge Founder Rachel Bentley and Nuna Matar, Director of Triumphant Mercy.
They thanked guests for taking part in the special evening of fundraising and showed how their support would be helping families and children living through the current crisis in Lebanon.
Children on the Edge Fundraising Manager Eloise Armstrong said, “Huge thank you to Juliet for deciding to support Lebanon in the wake of the blast in Beirut and creating this unique fundraiser, Juliet donated all of her time to cook the mezze meal for 82 guests and what an incredible feast it was! Thank you also to our team of six volunteer drivers who collectively spent 9 hours driving on a windy and rainy evening to deliver 23 boxes of food across 300 miles of Sussex. We couldn’t have done this without their support.”