Some of the top chefs in the North East of England recently came together for a unique, celebratory dinner to raise money to support aid work in war torn Syria.
The idea for the Something for Syria event was cooked up by friends Sarah Melling, who works at Newcastle tea company Ringtons, and local chef and owner of award-winning eatery Cook House, Anna Hedworth.
More than £33,000 has been raised for the British Red Cross from the Syrian inspired banquet where 200 people packed into the Wylam Brewery, Newcastle, with a dream-team of senior chefs and rising culinary talent.
An art auction featuring original work by internationally renowned artists such as HUSH and Prefab77 were amongst the highlights of the evening.
The organisers decided to use Just Giving as the portal for guests to pay for tickets and donate to the cause. Donations are still welcome and being accepted via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/somethingforsyria.