Images: Rumi Palace Restaurant
A Middle East Feast is coming to a Blair Athol favourite this October to raise funds in support of refugees in South Australia.
The event is organised by Circle of Friends Australia and is being held at Afghan restaurant Rumi Palace where there will be a range of delicious food, drinks and dessert. Prize giveaways will be included with a raffle and silent auction being held in support of Afghan women.
Circle of Friends Australia is a unique movement that humbly started with just a few people round a kitchen table in June 2002, shortly before the massive National Protests against the War in Iraq. The founding members sought to gain the release of refugees and asylum seekers being held in detention.
The organisation now consists of local community groups that support refugees and asylum seekers living in the community, as well as those in detention. Circle of Friends Australia consists of volunteers who come from a wide range of backgrounds but all share a common passion and commitment to welcoming and assisting new arrivals who face difficulties establishing themselves in a new country, or with the challenges of detention.
Rumi Palace is a family run restaurant with experienced chefs, spanning two generations in hospitality from Afghanistan. Patrons will be immersed in ancient Afghan culture through traditional food with a modern twist.
In light of the recent atrocities in Afghanistan, refugees need support at all times. Circle of Friends Australia’s Middle East Feast is coming October 20 and is the perfect opportunity to show your support of refugees in SA.
General admission tickets are $45 per person, and $40 per child. They can be booked here.
To find out more, check out the Circle of Friends Australia website here.
Find Rumi Palace at 2/303 Prospect Rd, Blair Athol SA 5084.