Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney are standing in solidarity with survivors of the devasting Turkey-Syria earthquakes by selling cuisine from the two countries.

The homelessness charity is inviting visitors to their shop, café, and grounds in Besley Bridge, Ditchingham for a day of shopping, live entertainment on Saturday, July 8.

Visitors can enjoy a Turkish meze picnic on the orchard grounds while eating food such as falafel, smoky chicken skewers, Turkish shepherd salad, kisir, flatbreads, olives, falafel and houmous.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Séamus Fox (left) with Cecile Roberts (right), CEO of Emmaus Norfolk & WaveneySéamus Fox (left) with Cecile Roberts (right), CEO of Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney (Image: Newsquest)

The charity will be donating 100pc of the day’s takings from their second-hand showroom to Emmaus Bosnia, a community and organisation they are twinned with to support their Turkey-Syria earthquake appeal.

Cecile Roberts, the charity's chief executive, said: “We are proud to be part of an international movement against poverty. Our Emmaus community is one of over 350 Emmaus organisations across the world.

"Emmaus Bosnia is working hard to provide essential supplies like food and hygiene products to the Turkish and Syrian people and their team is constantly on the ground to assess the needs of local people.

"Anything we can do to support them will make a big difference and we look forward to seeing our own community and the wider local Norfolk community come together and support people in need.”

The earthquake - one of the strongest ever recorded in Turkey - struck on February 6. Around 60,000 are thought to have died in the disaster.

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The event will run from 10am–4pm and is free to attend.

Visitors must pre-book the Turkish meze picnic before the event on the charity’s Eventbrite page or by calling 01986 895444.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: A birdseye shot of the grounds at Emmaus in Ditchingham, NorfolkA birdseye shot of the grounds at Emmaus in Ditchingham, Norfolk (Image: Newsquest)