The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch Reception - Mansion House

Tuesday 21st September 2021

The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch has been running since 2008, to raise money for the three National Service Charities, supporting the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, the Army and the Royal Air Force. Since it started, well over £2.6 million has been contributed to help support members of our armed forces. (This year, without even being able to hold a “real” lunch, an incredible £205,000 was raised.) The event’s current focus is on helping veterans through the Pain Management Programme at the King Edward VII Hospital, and into the world of work. Our Company and our Benevolent Fund have supported the event for many years, and so I, along with our Immediate Past Master and the Chairman of our Benevolent Fund were invited to a Reception to thank all supporters, held in Mansion House and attended by, inter alia, HRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. We heard from the Co-Chairman, Michael Hockney, of all of the fine work that has been possible as a result of the funds raised, and from The Chief of the Defence Staff, Sir Nicholas Carter, of the importance of that work to our service men and women. A date for the diary – the 2022 event is to be held on 7 April next year, Covid restrictions permitted.