Monday 3 April 2023

BEVERLEY restaurateur Ali Tekce, whose East Yorkshire to East Turkey Earthquake Appeal has already airlifted 250 pallets of aid as well as two shipping containers to help victims of the disaster, is now planning a street party in Wednesday Market on Sunday April 16.

It will take place outside his Mirage restaurant from 12 noon to 6pm,  with Turkish food, street performers, craft stalls, a raffle and fun activities for all the family, including face painting. The Turkish Ambassador from London, the Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding, High Sheriff, Beverley MP Graham Stuart and the Mayor of Beverley, Cllr Linda Johnson, will be among those attending.

Mr Tekce, who also owns the Anatolia Turkish restaurant and Chamas Rodizio Bar & Grill in Beverley has recently extended his appeal, asking people to fill shoeboxes for Turkish children displaced by the earthquakes, and hopes people attending the street party will donate either boxes or cash to help his fund-raising efforts. More information is available by visiting the AnatoliaBeverley Facebook page.

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