The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 2019

5th April 2019

The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2019, Guildhall. This annual hugely successful “ABF The Soldiers’ Charity” fund-raising event on behalf of the Tri-Service charities is not only a mega curry lunch but also provides opportunities for livery companies to raise funds in support of the charities.

Once again, the Fruiterers gave their support by offering baskets of fruit, so generously donated by New Spitalfields Market Tenants’ Association together with the luxury products of Royal Warrant Holder Wilkin & Sons Ltd of Tiptree, Belazu Ingredient Company, Rodanto Ltd and Pink Lady Apples.

We were highly honoured that Royalty, Mayoralty and Shrievalty were visitors to our stand where the Duke of Sussex spoke with Liveryman Peter Thomas who had built a magnificent display of produce which was admired by all!

The Master, The Upper Warden, the Immediate Past Master, Past Masters, Liverymen, an Apprentice and a Journeyman together with the Honorary Fruit Porter were all on hand to ensure our continued success in raising funds for this most worthy cause!

In addition to those already mentioned the Master wishes to thank Liveryman Paul Walker, Jan Hutchinson, Rosemary Simmons, and all those who worked so hard on the day where early indications are that the amount raised is likely to eclipse previous Big Curry Lunches.

The spirit of the day brings out the best from all who participate but it should be noted that an early start is essential and saw Apprentice Elliott Porter and the Honorary Fruit Porter Jimmy Huddart ready for action before 6am and finishing late afternoon!

Our Supporters:

Belazu Ingredient Company

New Spitalfields Market Tenants' Association

Pink Lady Apples / Coregeo Ltd

Prescott Thomas Ltd

Rodanto Ltd

Tiptree / Wilkin & Sons Ltd