The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch is back for its fourteenth year! Previous Lunches have largely revolved around a delicious curry lunch on a huge scale, accompanied by all sorts of amusing and entertaining activities to raise funds to help veterans of Her Majesty's Armed Forces. Through the support of the Corporation of the City of London, we have been fortunate to use the City’s historic Guildhall in ever-more imaginative ways.
The 2021 Curry Lunch will evolve to become an event spanning three months of activities. Starting from 1st February 2021, the Online Silent Auction will be kicking off the 2021 Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch.
While the 2021 Lunch might be different, the cause for which we raise funds is not and in fact is in greater need of your support. Employment is an issue for which the need has ballooned since the pandemic began, making it difficult for everyone to gain employment but particularly for veterans suffering from psychological and physical pain. More than ever your support is needed.
Please help us to make a difference byy taking part in our special three-month extravaganza of activities for LMBCL 2021.
It was with great sadness that in March 2020, the Co-Chairmen, in consultation with the Remembrancer, made the disappointing but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Lunch.
At that time, it was looking as if the 2020 Lunch might even exceed the record sum raised at the 2019 Lunch. The Committee was quietly confident that we might well exceed last year’s record sum of £250,000 to hand over to the three national service charities for onward distribution to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.
Despite the unfortunate turn of events, the amazing generosity of ticket buyers, Livery Companies and Ward Clubs and Sponsors has meant the Co-Chairmen were able to announce that we had sufficient funds to be able to commit to funding up to eighteen veterans on the Pain Management Programme (PMP) at King Edward VII Hospital's Centre for Veterans' Health. This was one of our principal ambitions for the 2020 LMBCL. That’s eighteen veterans who will now be able to go on the PMP in the coming months; the impact on them and on their families will be truly transformational.