Fundraising Dinner in Support of Asylum Seekers

Please join us on Sunday 9th Dec from 18.30, when the Rainbow Junktion Community Cafe will be hosting a solidarity dinner to raise money for asylum seekers, with support from local choirs, Harmony and Gay Abandon.

The event will include a 3 course vegan meal as well as an evening of entertainment, including stand up from Leeds finest comedian and compere extraordinaire, Rosie Dent-Spargo, the musical stylings of Crake’s Rowan Sandle, as well as a few numbers from the Harmony choir themselves.

There will be a raffle towards the end of the night with prizes inc. match day tickets for Bradford FC, vouchers for Go Karting, Laser Quest, Bramley Baths & Jump Inc. Trampoline Park. We have cinema tickets, sweets hampers, meals for two at some of the best restaurants in the city, & beautiful creations from artists, both local & further afield.

Dessert will be served before 21:30, so if you need to dash off don’t worry, but you can also stick around to enjoy the entertainment.

There will be a bar to buy alcohol (beer, red & white wine; from which the profits will go to the fundraiser), and/ or BYOB.

The event requires a suggested donation of £15 for the food and entertainment on the night (£10 unwaged & students). A number of free places have also been reserved for asylum seekers.

The event is cash only and the nearest cash machine is a 10 min or so walk so don’t forget to bring money on the night.

All profits from the event will go towards supporting asylum seekers in our community and will be divided between the Harmony choir and a national asylum charity to support the wonderful work they both do.

This event is open to everyone so please share with your friends and encourage them to come along.

Please reserve your tickets here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9NVzMafKvhOL8PRYeKPZB0Jd-wAG88G30EVaMdRcizDKaEg/viewform?usp=sf_link

For those cannot attend but would like to support:

Please consider donating to the raffle, all proceeds of which will go to the fundraiser. Suggested items are alcohol, confectionery, home decor etc, but anything will be very gratefully received. Please email laurenmcdonald2032@gmail.com if you have anything you would like to donate.

You can also donate money directly to the fundraiser by sending any amount through Paypal. We will use this to stock the bar, with all money made from drink sales + anything extra being redirected back into the fundraiser. Please send these donations to glenjan@gmail.com with a clear description, such as ‘Asylum Fundraiser’.

Thank you so much for any support you are able to give – it is very much appreciated.

More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/349944782269070/

Rainbow Van

Rainbow Junktion cafe uses intercepted waste food to serve lunch every Monday, Thursday and Friday to anyone that walks through the door. We are trying to fight food poverty with food waste and we really need a vehicle to carry out this mission!

In order to pick up the food from various places around Leeds (TRJFP in Pudsey, Waitrose in Meanwood, several Tesco branches around the city, RK Harris in Headingley to name a few) and keep us open for the community we need a good working van specifically for the cafe. We are hoping to source one for £2000 and really need your help.

Everything at the cafe is pay-as-you-feel but many of our customers are vulnerable, homeless, socially isolated or in financial difficulties and so are not able to contribute much. The café not only provides nutritious food but helps to build a sense of community and provides a safe warm space for people to come, get advice or use the wifi/charging facilities. We have no other source of steady income so a big expense like a van is not really possible without you!

If you would like to donate then pop along to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rainbowvan and do please share this link far and wide!

A Poem

A lovely poem by one of our new cafe regulars, Ramona.Rainbow Junktion Cafe Poem sm

Rainbow Reggae Bistro

Melting Pot and Hustle Tone Presents Rainbow Reggae

Reggae, Roots, Rocksteady and Ska!
Played by vinyl DJs:
Melting Pot, The Hustler and The Hat
On a Vintage Valve System

Buffet dinner of junk food, vegan and gluten free options will be available.

All pay-as-you-feel 🙂 in aid of Rainbow Junktion Cafe and Help Refugees.

Please only book a ticket if you are definitely coming (or cancel the tickets as soon as you know you can’t make it), we have had a real problem with no-shows at our events which means we cook too much food and also stops other people from booking tickets. Thank you.