We've all seen the reports from Syria. Too many and too much to take. Impossible to comprehend let alone act on. Researching ways to help comes back to the singular plea from charities - give us more cash. So, for the sake of doing just that, we're putting on a Christmas raffle. And it's a great one! READ ON FOR FULL LIST OF PRIZES AND HOW TO ENTER.
Thanks to the enormous generosity of the people of Leyton (and beyond!) we've compiled a list of gourmet goodies to make Christmas sparkle. We've free meals at the most talked about restaurants in town, crates of booze to oil the most lavish of parties, kitchen gadgets, best-selling cookbooks, plus dinner for two at a top London restaurant as the guest of BBC Good Food.
Raffle tickets are £2.50. 5 entries for £10.That's the price of a couple of pints in a London pub. Or, if your children are freezing to death in Syria, enough firewood to help you last the week. £50 buys enough blankets for a family of 6 - these are real, tangible things that help real living breathing humans just like us.
Every penny goes direct to Syria Relief so please donate as generously as you can. The more you give the more entries you get, but after you've pressed donate...
You must tick the box that allows us to contact you, or we won't be able to tell you if you've won a prize
Of course you can also donate without entering the raffle. Just let us know in the comments and we'll keep you out of the prize draw or limit you to a couple of tickets. Whatever you wish.
The raffle will be drawn on December 20th, 8pm at the Leyton Technical with free mince pies all round. Come and join us for some Christmas cheer, celebrate the generous and delicious nature of lovely Leyton and hopefully take home a gourmet prize.
FULL PRIZE LIST
Dinner for two at a top London restaurant as a guest of BBC Good Food
Roast dinner for 4 with bottle of wine at Pepper's Ghost
Dinner for 2 with wine at Marmelo
Dinner for 2 with wine at the Leyton Technical
Burger & beer for 2 at the Leyton Star
Fish & chips for 2 at Chris's Fish Bar
Lunch with coffee for 4 at Deeney's
Case of beer from Signature Brew
£30 voucher for Yardarm
Meal for 2 at Luca
2 bags of coffee from Curved Brick Roastery
2 pizzas from Muga Pizza
2 VIP tickets to see Leyton Orient
2 magazine subscriptions to BBC Good Food magazine
1 meal from Spud Brothers at Leyton Food Market
Half a case of quality white wines
Crate of assorted London beers
Gin cocktail kit
Ottolenghi cookbook collection
Rick Stein's Long Weekends cookbook
Plus more Champagne, Gin, cookbooks & foodie gadgets