City & Country's Day Out at The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch: Supporting Our Troops in Style

On Thursday April 18th, City & Country had the privilege of attending the annual The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch (LMBCL) at the prestigious Guildhall in London and invited eight of our esteemed suppliers (Dulux, MHS, Vado, Ideal Heating, Envirolec, Brett Hard Landscapers, Deta & Reconomy) to attend the event hosted in support of The Soldiers Charity ABF – Army Benevolent Fund.

City & Country have been working with The Soldiers Charity ABF, since 2017. We have been attending the annual Curry Lunches since 2020, as well as participating in other related Armed Forces charity events and donating to the silent auctions.

The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch (LMBCL), first took place in April 2008, hosted by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress at the Guildhall, the centre of the City of London’s governance, ceremonial and philanthropy. The (LMBCL) caters for the army’s national charity, giving a lifetime of support to serving soldiers and their immediate families when they are in need. From helping wounded soldiers to adapt to life after service, to assisting elderly veterans to keep their independence.

The Soldiers Charity ABF support in 6 key arears: Independent living, elderly care, education and employability, mental fitness, families and housing. The Army Benevolent fund – Soldiers charity, have contributed over £3.3 million, to help support all members of the Armed Forces.

The Lunch has a number of purposes.

*To raise funds to support veterans of all the services, both Regulars and Reservists, and their families.

*To raise awareness in the City community of the role of the Armed Forces of the Crown. Particularly among a younger generation of City folk.

*To build awareness of the three national service charities that work ceaselessly to support all members of His Majesty’s Armed Forces

*To emphasise to City workers the breadth and depth of the City’s philanthropy in support of those in society who need help in a variety of ways.

City & Country are deeply touched by the gratitude expressed by our suppliers who attended the event as our guests. Their kind words reflect the significance of coming together for a noble cause. ‘Just a quick thank you from me for the opportunity to join you and support City & County at the Lord Mayors Lunch last week. Great to support a fantastic charity and what a brilliant afternoon with you, Adam and your wider supply chain’Phil Johnson – Reconomy