Naz Dalal and Anila Shyam hope to raise a substantial amount of money for the charity whose teams are working hard to provide housing for Syrian refugees forced to flee their home country.

The Indian lunch will take place on October 10 with Truro High School offering its dining room, kitchens and a team of helpers to direct traffic and clear up on the day. Tickets, priced at £10 per person, go on sale on Monday and include a sit-down lunch with freshly made samosas, chicken or vegetable curry, dhal, naan bread, pilau rice, poppadum and chutney.

Naz and Anila will spend two days preparing their ingredients before cooking up a storm on the morning of the event. It is a mammoth challenge but one that the ladies say will be worth every ounce of effort.

Naz explained: “We have all seen the images of what is happening and I just feel for the children and the mothers who are walking and trying to cross boundaries and get to safety.”

Anila added: “They are human beings and we have a moral responsibility to give them whatever help they can.”

Mrs Dalal’s daughter is Head Girl at Truro High School and Headmaster, Dr Glenn Moodie, said the school was delighted to open up its premises to support the event.

He said: “The plight of the refugees has greatly moved our girls who have organised a number of fundraising efforts over the last week to support Shelterbox in its work. The Indian banquet is an event that is not to be missed and with tickets limited to 150, we strongly advise people to contact us as soon as possible to ensure their ticket is allocated.”

Tickets go on sale at the school’s Reception on Monday 28 September. To reserve yours now please email Mrs Fiona Osman at