On Tuesday 7 May 2013 our supporters came together at our inaugral Auction Against Hunger and raised almost £85,000, supporters also raised £15,000 in our online auction. Some of the UK's hottest chefs and restaurants are offered some truly unique lots.
Auction Against Hunger is the newest addition to Action Against Hunger’s event calendar and a fabulous opportunity to be one of the first to see the newly refurbished roof terrace of exclusive private member’s club Shoreditch House!
The evening featured some of the biggest names in the restaurant world.
Action Against Hunger hosted the night in collaboration with the brainchild of the project, son of restaurant critic legend and co-founder of Islington’s Draper’s Arms, Ben Maschler along with Nick Jones from Soho House. If that wasn’t enough we also had some seriously good prizes in our live and silent auction too! We held a live auction, a silent auction and also had a raffle on the night, the full breakdown of how much our fantastic supporters have raised is below:
Live Auction - £35,000
Silent Auction - £41,315
Online Auction - £15,000
Raffle - £2,770
Donations on the night - £436
Tickets and donations before event - £4,935
TOTAL SO FAR - £99,456
Our online auction ran from Wednesday 1st May to Wednesday 8th May and prizes included reviewing a restaurant with Jay Rayner, playing Head Chef at the Drapers Arms or having Gizzi Erskine alongside talented chef Carl Clarke cook for 6 people plus much, much more! To view our online auction please visit: www.hotdinners.com/auction for more information.
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Guests were greeted with a Champagne Taittinger reception before being free to roam the newly revamped roof top bar, lounge, pool area, garden and lazy lawn of one of the fashionable renovated warehouses in London’s East End. Complimentary wine and beer was available all evening as were delicious delights from an array of street food vendors including Dirty Burger, Chicken Shop, Vinn Goute, Healthy Yummies, Fleisch Mob and Frankie Momo.
One of the key highlights of the evening was our Money-Can’t-Buy live and silent auctions – see below for some of our fabulous prizes from the night!
As well as a live and silent auction, there was a raffle, live music and magic tricks upon demand (and upon dollar) from magician to the stars Fay Presto. Matt Hennem with his enchanting ‘Liquid Crystal’ piece which captivated and amazed.
The ultimate culinary connoisseur’s charity do and a great party, Auction Against Hunger had one aim, to raise as much vital funding as possible for the malnourished children of the world.
Our Auction Against Hunger had some amazing prizes in our online auction. Our online auction will ran from Wednesday 1st May to Wednesday 8th May and prizes included reviewing a restaurant with Jay Rayner, playing Head Chef at the Drapers Arms or having Gizzi Erskine alongside talented chef Carl Clarke cook for 6 people plus much, much more! To view our online auction please visit: www.hotdinners.com/auction for more information.
If you have any questions about this event please contact Caroline Crowther on
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