Harvest Appeal 2013

St Mary’s Harvest Appeal 2013: Keeping Hope Alive in Palestine (The Olive Tree Campaign)

After the success of last years Harvest Appeal, St Mary’s will be supporting the Olive Tree Campaign once again. The taget is to raise £10,500 – which will cover the cost of planting 750 trees! Harvest Leaflet to follow!

You can read more about our trip to Palestine with the Olive Tree Campaign at the PalestinianOlive here

There are a number of events as part of the Harvest Appeal 2013:

Saturday 5th October:

‘A Flavour of Palestine’ music, food and dance evening on Saturday 5th October, 5pm-8pm at the Iffley Village Hall,101 Church Way, Iffley, Oxford, OX4 4EG (Thatched building next to the church)

In support of the Harvest Appeal 2013: Musicians ‘Raast’ – (whose members are Palestinian, Egyptian, English and Latin) will be performing, there will also be traditional Palestinian dancing called Dabke – with tutorials so great opportunity to take part too! Raast perform using traditional and contemporary instruments including the Oud and are renowned for their interpretations of traditional Arabic songs as well as their energy and improvisations. With songs of love and hope, Raast bring cultures and generations together.

There will be Palestinian refreshments and snacks as well as the sale of Fairtrade Palestinian produce including olives, olive oil, scarves and bags from a Women’s Cooperative in Hebron, live Skype-in from the Olive Tree Campaign in Bethlehem and raffle prizes to be won, too!

Tickets are donations only with a suggested donation of £5 at the door, tickets include Palestinian refreshments. To reserve tickets contact: Mariam/Stephen

Saturday 6th October:

Palestinian themed ‘bring and share’ lunch, 12.00-2pm
Recipes and sign-up sheet at the back of the Church.

For  more information about any of the events, click here for our calendar.