On Wednesday 11th April we saw over 1,300 guests arrive at Guildhall to enjoy a day packed with curry, silent auctions and prize draws, all in support of the Armed Forces. The atmosphere was electric with all guests ending their day with a stomach full of food and a smile on their faces.

Princess Eugenie speaking to a soldierWe were also graced with the presence of HRH Princess Eugenie, who was this year’s Royal Guest of Honour. Princess Eugenie was a delight to host as she happily took her time looking around the stalls and interacting with those around her.

We are pleased to announce that this year, the 11th annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch, has raised over an impressive £190,000 bringing the total amount raised since 2008 to £1.9 million. For the first time, the money from this year’s event will be split between ourselves, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and will go towards supporting those who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

We’d like to extend our thanks not only to the guests we had the pleasure of hosting, but also to our very generous sponsors, British American Tobacco and the London Metal Exchange, the Livery Companies and Ward Clubs, all committee members, and last but not least, the volunteers who spent their day helping us make the event as great as possible. Without your support, we wouldn’t have been able to raise these vital funds for our soldiers, veterans and their immediate families.

If you came to the event and can’t wait for next year’s, or if you’re new to the wonderful world of The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch, you can reserve your tickets or register your interest here: https://www.soldierscharity.org/lordmayors

We look forward to seeing you next April!