Big Curry Lunch launch reception City Livery Club

Tuesday 29th November 2016

Running for ten years now, the Lord Mayors Big Curry Lunch has raised around £1.6 million to date in aid of The Soldiers Charity. Last year Lord Mountevans acheived a record year with over £250,000 raised. Masters and Clerks representing most of the Livery Companies assembled for 6.30pm in the elegant surroundings of the City Livery Club - a useful place if a quiet and civilised retreat is needed in the midst of the thronging City. We were expecting to heard from the Lord Mayor and key personel involved with the charity - the Lord Mayor was due to speak at 7pm so, making sure we had a freash Cobra to hand, we were shushed to silence on time and the Lady Mayoress appeared to explain that Dr. Parmley was still in Qatar - however, he had recorded a typically amusing message which was relayed via a large TV monitor - during in which he stated his desire to break through the £2m barrier, thus setting us a huge target of £400,000 to raise - that's a lot of curry! After this General Sir Mike Jackson, known to our members from Past Master John Nokes' year told us how important the work undertaken was. I had a quick chat with him afterwards, but the Clerk and I had something else to go on to so we had one last beer and then pushed off to St. James's...