Launch Party for the Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch
Thursday 15th November 2018
For eleven years, the Lord Mayor has held a Big Curry Lunch, one of the City of London's biggest fundraisers in support of all members of the Armed Forces and veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan through the three National Service Charities - ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. In 2018, it raised £190,000 and the aim is to reach a cumulative total of £2 million since inception by April 2019 when the next lunch takes place.
Promotion of the Big Curry Lunch starts early with this Launch Party which took place at the City of London Club. Representatitives of the Livery Companies and Ward Clubs assembled along with corporate sponsors to hear a speech by General Sir Mike Jackson who laid out the invaluable work of the ABF The Soldiers' Charity which money from the lunch supports. Michael Hockney, the Co-Chairman of the The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 2019, then went on to explain the new initiative to implement a three your programme in 2019-21 that will focus on (i) employment and employability, (ii) support of the three National Service Charities current commitments to help veterans into employment and (iii) to support the King Edward VII Hospital's Centre for Veterans' Health which helps veterans prepare for work.
Our Company has supported The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch for many years and expects to fulfil its role in 2019.