25/11/22 19.59: Sorry: All Come Dine for Palestine tickets have now been sold

Raffle tickets can be purchased online or at our weekly information stalls. This is a great way to support the fundraiser. Scroll down for more information.

Hastings and Rye PSC and Hastings Friends of Al-Mawasi present:

Come Dine For Palestine

Saturday 26 November 7-10 pm at Ore Community Centre, 455 Old London Road, Hastings TN35 5BH

The evening will feature vegetarian Palestinian cuisine lovingly prepared by Palestinian Chef Momo with live music from composer and multi-instrumentalist Frank Moon, and a raffle.

Momo's bold, Middle Eastern dishes have been inspired by his Syrian and Palestinian heritage and we are thrilled he has designed a bespoke menu (below) for our event.

Frank Moon (oud, violin, flute, guitar, mandolin, dutar, percussion) played at our Palestine on the Pier event and the
Al-Mawasi benefit at the Goat Ledge.

Daraa Bread homemade bread seasoned with fennel seed, aniseed, nigella seed, sesame seed [allergens: sesame seed, gluten] VG
Motabbal roasted aubergines, tahini, yoghurt and spices [allergens: dairy, sesame seed] V GF
Baba Ghanoush roasted aubergines, green peppers, tomatoes, parsley, pomegranate molasses, lemon and olive oil. VG GF
Tabbouleh chopped parsley, coriander, broccoli, mint, cucumber, quinoa, raisins, pumpkin seed, pomegranate molasses, lemon and olive oil VG GF
Makloubeh upside down rice dish cooked with aubergine and veggies. GF
Maftoul giant couscous, chickpeas and onion [allergen: gluten]
Harak Osbao lentils, pasta, fried onion, coriander and garlic cooked in tamarind and pomegranate sauce toped with crispy flatbread, pomegranate, and herbs. [allergen: gluten] VG
Arnabeet cauliflower topped with tahini and vegan yoghurt sauce, herbs and pomegranate seed [allergens: sesame seed] VG GF
Fundraiser for Al-Mawasi

The event is a fundraiser to support the health needs of the residents of Al Mawasi in Gaza. In the past year our sister group Hastings Friends of Al Mawasi has fostered twinning links with this town in southern Gaza, since we are both fishing towns.

However, the 15,000 residents of Al Mawasi are cut off from the world by a 15 year illegal siege. And the youthful population - most are under 30 years old - have endured years of trauma and hardship due to successive Israeli bombing campaigns. Through friendship links and classes we have got to know many residents, whose hope and resilience constantly inspire us, and we are holding this event to help them fix their medical centre.

There will be a selection of soft drinks on sale on the night and of course plenty of free water for all. Feel free to bring alcoholic drinks, but alcohol will not be for sale from our drinks stall.

Buses from the Community Centre
The last number 22 bus (heading for Hastings Railway Station and Hollington) on Saturday departs from the Post Office stop at 22.34.

The last two Number 20 buses (to Hastings Railway Station and Hollington) on Saturday depart from the Co-op stop at 22.00 and 23.00.

The last Number 31 bus (to Hastings Railway Station) on Saturday departs from the Post Office stop at 22.19.

Parking at the Community Centre
There is room for approximately 30 vehicles Please register your vehicle on the terminal provided in the entrance lobby. If the car park gets full, there is usually parking in nearby Fairlight Road and Victoria Avenue.

Raffle Tickets

Our amazing selection of prizes, all generously donated by local businesses, include a four-night glamping holiday, meal and drinks vouchers at top local restaurants, cafes and pubs, stunning jewellery, premium cookware, bottles of wine, whisky and Prosecco, cinema tickets, a haircut, cosy fleece blanket, luxury bath products, delicious pastries and lots more!

Take a look at the list opposite for a full run down of the treats on offer and get your raffle tickets here. Even if you don't plan to come to the event, entering the raffle supports our fundraising efforts while bagging the chance to win some truly terrific gifts. The raffle will be drawn on the night - if you're a winner and not present at the event, we will let you know the following day. Good luck!