Members of a Berkshire village have been so appalled at recent headlines coming out of Iraq and Nigeria that they have decided to do something to make a stand.
On Sunday, August 17, Beech Hill Memorial Hall will be the venue for a special Indian takeaway in aid of persecuted Christians living in the two countries.
Organiser Rosie Anstice said: “We thought it would be a good plan to have a fund raiser Indian supper (take away) in the village hall this Sunday to raise money to send to an amazing charity called Open Doors who work to support persecuted Christians around the world.
“The unspeakable evil that is happening to the Christians and others in Iraq and Nigeria may be alleviated a little if we can contribute cash via those actively helping them.”
And the event will be more than just a meal – it is hoped that a speaker from Open Doors will be able to come along.
Rosie said: “Rob Shotliff from Open Doors is hoping to be able to come and tell us how the money will be spent.”
The meal starts at 7pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. Tickets are by donation of £15 or more and under 10s get in for £7.50. A cash bar will be available.
Places should be booked by 6pm on Friday to ensure that enough food can be ordered.
Rosie is also hoping to hold an auction after the supper and welcomes items to be auctioned.
“We would love to have four or five things to auction if possible,” Rosie said.
She added: “Please do come and support this and do bring/tell anyone else who might like to come. You are very welcome either on your own or with a group of friends.
“We would like to fill the hall.”
To reserve seats, email Rosie by clicking here.
For more on the work of Open Doors, click here.