To all Association Members,
A message from Colonel (Retired) Peter Germain,
Some of you may not be aware of The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch which raises money for three service charities every year: The Royal Navy and Royal Marine’s Charity; The ABF The Soldier’s Charity; and, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund which all support Regulars and Reserves and their families. In 2023 it raised £437,000, demonstrating the City’s support for the Armed Forces and in particular the event focuses on supporting Veterans and Service leavers getting into productive employment and it also sponsors a pain management programme for those in need of assistance. Since 2008 it has raised a whopping £3.3 million.
It is an incredibly uplifting one-day lunchtime event on Thurs 18 April 2024, supported by a Royal guest on the day, and is held in London’s magnificent and historic Great Hall within the Guildhall.
What is it?
It is an “All you can eat” curry with free drinks, coffee and chocolates and takes place across three sittings on the day. The Great Hall can seat hundreds at any one sitting and it is self-service and sit where you like. There is also a silent auction with a range of interesting items and events to bid for and also a prize draw. A number of livery companies provide stalls selling a range of goods and the three charities sell their respective merchandise.
For Individuals and Groups that wish to attend:
Do please take a look to find out more and consider buying an individual ticket (s) and perhaps think about encouraging a group of friends to join you and do likewise. Remember, the ticket price reflects that the event is supporting a number of great causes AND of course, it is eat and drink as much as you like!Register
Business Sponsorship Opportunites
If you work for a business that might be interested in sponsoring the event there are different levels of sponsor packages available and details of who to contact are on the website. The attachment here also provides further information on the different levels of sponsorship packages.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read to the end of this notice, and I hope you might think it is something you might like to support.