The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

In April 2017, the tenth annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch will be held at London’s Guildhall to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The Lunch, which is hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London has raised over £1.5m for The Soldiers’ Charity since 2008, with this money being used to support soldiers and veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“It was a fantastic event, we really enjoyed it, thank you.”

 

London Guildhall during the Lord Mayor's Big Curry
The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry takes place in London’s prestigious Guildhall

Why come along?

  • Be a part of one of the most hotly anticipated events in the City’s annual calendar.
  • Rub shoulders with senior officers of the British Army & our Royal Guest of Honour
  • Indulge in delicious curries and unlimited beer and wine
HRH Prince Harry talks to WO1 (GSM) Andrew 'Vern' Stokes,Garrison Sergeant Major, London District and WO1 Glenn Haughton, trustee of ABF The Soldiers' Charity
HRH Prince Harry talks to WO1 (GSM) Andrew ‘Vern’ Stokes,Garrison Sergeant Major, London District and WO1 Glenn Haughton, trustee of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity at the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

Tickets will be available online and through the Charity later in 2016. To be kept up to date and be the first to hear when they become available contact Amy Kenyon on akenyon@soldierscharity.org

Always a fun event, bring your friends, catch up over a curry and take part in the many activities taking place. At the lunch you’ll have a chance to take part in one of three draws or bid in the silent auction for ‘money can’t buy prizes’ – several of which aren’t available anywhere else.

“It was a most enjoyable occasion, with a lovely atmosphere in the Hall”

 

Also attending the Lunch will be senior officers of the British Army; members of both Houses of Parliament; the Ministry of Defence ministerial team and a wide cross-section of City professionals and business leaders. Each year we welcome a Royal Guest of Honour, whom in the past has included HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Princess Royal. We will be announcing the 2017 Royal Guest of Honour closer to the time of the Lunch.

Many of the Charity’s beneficiaries will be joining us, along with serving soldiers. We encourage you to introduce yourself to them and to learn about their experiences in the Army.

The lunch starts at 12 noon and finishes at 3pm. Tickets are £95, which includes fabulous curries, as well as beer and wine.

 


“ABF the Soldiers’ Charity is here to provide support to individual soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when in need. Whilst a significant number of those needing our help are veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, we provide a lifetime of support; the eldest person we helped last year was a 109-year old widow with her care home fees and the youngest was a one-year-old disabled child. Please support the 2016 Lunch and help us to provide assistance to those who need it.”

– General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO DL President, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Purchase tickets

Tickets for the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch will be available later in 2017!

To be kept up to date and be the first to hear when tickets go on sale contact Amy Kenyon on akenyon@soldierscharity.org. Get in touch to reserve your tickets at the special early bird price of £95.

Ticket packages for large groups of 20 or more are also available, which come with a branded champagne reception. For details please contact Bernie Critchley on bcritchley@soldierschraity.org or 020 7811 3201.

 

Silent Auction

An attendee at the Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch places a bid on the silent auction in 2015
An attendee at the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch places a bid on the silent auction in 2015

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Check back in January 2017 to see the full range of prizes and start bidding before the day of the lunch.

To register for updates contact Amy on akenyon@soldierscharity.org

Draw Prizes

Details of the prizes in the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2017 draw are not yet available. Please check back in January 2017.

To register for updates contact Amy on akenyon@soldierscharity.org

 

 

Event Sponsors

The Soldiers’ Charity and the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch Committee are very grateful to all of our past sponsors, and sponsors in kind.

We are currently interested in hearing from companies and individuals who would be interested in sponsoring the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch. For more information on the different sponsorship packages available, please contact Bernie Critchley at bcritchley@soldierscharity.org or on 0207 811 3201.

 

Organising Committee members

We are very grateful to those on the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch Committee for their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm.


2017 Committee Chairmen

  • Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley
  • Mr Michael Hockney

 

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