Keralan evening supports CAFOD

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

On the evening of September 5th evening, around sixty parishioners, families and friends gathered in the meeting room at St.Anne’s in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham for an unusual celebration. Eight families from Kerala had organised the evening in aid of CAFOD, with a plan to prepare and serve a selection of their traditional dishes.

The scene was set with lively dances performed in the church by delightful, enthusiastic children in beautiful, colourful traditional costumes. Although the children had been to some classes and practised hard, the performance felt natural and instinctive and captivated the audience.

The meal was offered buffet style with the chefs, experienced restaurateurs, on hand to help with choices and answer queries on the heat level of sauces and chutneys! There were opportunities for seconds, and even thirds, which were taken up by many!

As the party wound up Fr. Anthony Franey, Parish Priest, announced that £700 had been raised for CAFOD’s Iraq Fund. This was later topped up to £1,000.

It was a very enjoyable evening and many thanks must go to all who worked hard to make it so successful, not least the Kearalan families.

The parish is now wondering how a traditional Nottingham Feast would go down?!

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