Our team are proud to have supported the event, run by ABF The Soldier’s Charity, for the second year in a row. Each year, there is a Royal Guest of Honour and this year’s event saw, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex support the event at the Guildhall!
The new figure that has been raised for ABF The Soldier’s Charity, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity has now surpassed £2 million since the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch started!
Prince Harry met with serving soldiers, veterans and those that worked hard to ensure that the Lord Mayor’s Curry Lunch was a big success.
One of our volunteers, Tracy Rivers, was granted a place in the Royal lineup, meaning she got the chance to meet Prince Harry himself!
The theme for this event was linked with the Civic and Mayoral theme of employment and employability and will continue to be the theme for the following 2 years.
The reason for this theme is to help veterans get back into work. Pain is one of the biggest causes of apprehension for veterans when it comes to finding employment. A Pain Management Programme specifically for veterans was tested at King Edward VII Hospital’s Centre for Veterans’ Health.
The ABF Soldiers’ Charity have a grant giving scheme which means that 18 veterans will benefit from financial support for pain management, with the aim of gaining future employment.
The South East & London team were very proud to support the event and hope to do so next year too!