In July 2020, Today’s Special, a UK restaurant industry fundraiser spearheaded by the teams at Hawksmoor and Pho restaurants, brought the hospitality industry together to raise a fantastic £225,000 for our work.
At an incredibly difficult time, restaurants, bars, chefs and hotels generously donated more than 150 money-can’t-buy prizes. These prizes were then auctioned off online and through alive event streamed on Zoom, hosted by Great British Menu judges Andi Oliver and Oliver Peyton, auctioneer Tom Best and comedian Tom Allen.
Hawksmoor Dream Team Dinner
Our long-term partners Hawksmoor have held the annual Dream Team Dinner for the past eight years – raising over £625,000 to date. We invite guests to dine at Hawksmoor Guildhall, where they’re treated to courses cooked by some of this country’s most talented chefs whilst having the opportunity to win a host of fabulous prizes.
Taste of London
For 13 years, we’ve been the charity partner for Taste of London – helping us to raise money to give vulnerable children around the world a stronger start and a brighter future.
At each festival, three of the UK’s best chefs create dishes that we serve at our restaurant stand at the event. With their support, we’ve managed to raise a brilliant £362,000 through our restaurant stand, alongside onsite collections and donations to use our cloakroom.