The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

In April 2018, the 11th 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 £1.7m for The Soldiers’ Charity since 2008, with this money being used to support soldiers and veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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

Tickets will be £100 and available online and through the Charity later in 2017. To be kept up to date and be the first to hear when they become available contact Polly Roberts on proberts@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 a Prize Draw or bid in the Silent Auction for ‘money-can’t-buy prizes.’

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 Henry of Wales and HRH The Princess Royal. We will be announcing the 2018 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 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 107-year old widow with her care home fees and the youngest was a two-year-old disabled child. Please support the 2018 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.

Individual tickets

Tickets for the 2018 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 Polly Roberts on proberts@soldierscharity.org. Get in touch to reserve your tickets.

Group tickets

Ticket packages for groups of 15 or more are also available, which come with your own branded reception area and champagne. For details please contact Bernie Critchley on bcritchley@soldierscharity.org or 020 7811 3201.


Register your interest

If you would like to be kept up to date with the details of the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2018, please fill in the form below.

  • By checking the boxes below you are consenting to being contacted by ABF The Soldiers' Charity. The Soldiers' Charity will not sell or pass your details on to any third party organisation.

Silent auction

Check back in January 2018 to see the full range of prizes and start bidding before the day of the lunch.

To register for updates contact Polly Roberts on proberts@soldierscharity.org.

Draw prizes

Details of the prizes in the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2018 draw are not yet available. Please check back in January 2018.

To register for updates contact Polly Roberts on proberts@soldierscharity.org.

Event sponsors

ABF 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 2018 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.

2018 Committee Chairmen

  • Alderman Charles Bowman
  • Mr Michael Hockney
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