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Deepavali celebration 12 November

Sutton for Peace and Justice with Child Aid Lanka and Sutton Elders Circle are staging a celebration of Deepavali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in association with the Sutton Tamil School.

The event will take place on Saturday 12 November 2011, at Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road, Sutton, SM1 3DY. Doors open 6.30 pm, programme runs 6.45–8.45.

Sri Lankan supper will be served and there will be performances of traditional music and dance.

Tickets are £10 per head (children under 16 £5.00).

Funds raised will be devoted to helping underprivileged
children in Sri Lanka to establish independent lives, through Child Aid Lanka, http://www.childaidlanka.org.uk, registered charity.

To book your place, please:
Phone Sarva on 020 8333 2934 or Naomi on 020 8642 8276
text 07740 594496 or email: naomi.aruliah@btinternet.com

or send cheque payable to Child Aid Lanka to 22 Sandy Lane, Cheam SM2 7NR

You can also download our promotional flyer / poster:
Deepavali Poster A4 sat

Environmental Fair

Sutton for Peace and Justice and Child Aid Lanka had another enjoyable and successful day at the Environmental Fair in Carshalton on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August 2011.

We had a large ‘stall’, with a ‘reading room’ with table and chairs and a range of materials about the issues S4P&J has been involved in, and we served tea and coffee and cakes. We raised funds for Child Aid Lanka’s charitable work in Sri Lanka.

Thank you to all the people who visited us and to those who helped on the stall.


Celebrate Tamil New Year with us

Sutton for Peace and Justice invites you to Celebrate Tamil New Year at a cultural evening with members of the local Tamil community

On Friday 15 April 2011, 6.30 – 9.00 pm.

At Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road Sutton, SM1 3DY.

The programme will include performances of traditional music and dance by the Sutton Tamil School; a light buffet of typical Tamil food; displays of musical instruments and information about the Sutton Tamil School and Child Aid Lanka’s work in Sri Lanka; and a chance to meet informally with members of the local Tamil community.

The Tamil New Year, or Puthandu, generally falls on April 14 of the Gregorian calendar.  This day, which coincides with the Nirayanam vernal equinox, is the first day of Tamil month Chithirai, and is the start of the traditional Tamil calendar, which follows the Hindu solar calendar.

Tamil New Year is a public holiday in Tamil Nadu (southerm India) and Sri Lanka and is celebrated by Tamil communities across the world, particularly in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and South Africa.

Our Tamil New Year event will be raising funds for flood relief in Sri Lanka, and we ask for donations to our partner charity Child Aid Lanka (see also http://www.childaidlanka.org.uk).

To reserve your place to celebrate Tamil New Year with us: email sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or phone/text 07740 594496.

S4P&J at Environmental Fair

Sutton for Peace and Justice had a successful day at the Environmental Fair in  Carshalton on Bank Holiday Monday.

We had a joint ‘stall’ with Child Aid Lanka, who served Sri Lankan food and drinks, and a large gazebo and seating area.

Thank you to all the people who visited us, including local MPs Tom Brake (below left with Shafi of S4P&J) and Paul Burstow (below right with Naomi of CAL), and special thanks to all who helped at the ‘stall’ and ‘cafe’.

Environmental Fair

Sutton for Peace and Justice will be at the Environmental Fair in Carshalton on Monday 30 August.

We will be partnering with Child Aid Lanka, who will be providing Sri Lankan food and cold drinks at our joint stall.

And we will be promoting a range of campaigns, causes and local groups we have been working with.

Do come along to Carshalton Park on Bank Holiday Monday to find out more about the issues that concern us or tell us what concerns you, or just to say hello!