There's still time to book a ticket for a fund-raising dinner to support young children caught up in the Syrian orphan crisis.
Sureya Noor, a biomedical scientist at the Countess of Chester Hospital, has already raised £5,600 through collections at work and cake sales over just three months.
Now Mrs Noor, whose husband owns The Chester Tandoori in Brook Street, wants to top the £10,000 mark through a three-course murder-mystery charity dinner at the Mollington Banastre hotel on Saturday November 28 attended by the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Chester.
Tickets are priced £30. There will also be a raffle with prizes including hampers, restaurant meals, a signed Manchester United football and a DoubleTree by Hilton spa day.
All proceeds go to the Human Appeal charity’s Orphan Appeal for Syria.
Explaining why she wanted to help, Mrs Noor, who lives in Mickle Trafford, said: “I have five girls myself and given the situation we’ve all seen in the news, I just felt something needs to be done. The only way I can help is by giving my time and effort to help raise funds for food, care and shelter, especially for the orphans.
“This is the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War Two. I want to reach out, particularly to the orphans,” she added. “As winter approaches clothing is more important than anything.”
A drinks reception for the dinner begins at 7 for 7.30pm. Dress code is formal but there will be also be a James Bond theme with actors performing at guests’ tables as 007 and his villains and diners are invited to dress in line with the theme if they wish.
Tickets can be bought by contacting Sureya directly on email@example.com or calling her on: 07717 532428. Tickets are also available from Shaheen, 07932 949065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To donate money, visit: www.justgiving.com/Sureya-Noor