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World’s Biggest Curry Lunch raises £120,000 for Army Benevolent Fund

Howard Lake | 1 May 2008 | News

ABF World's Biggest Curry Lunch

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has joined over 950 people including leading City figures and serving members of the Army at the World’s Biggest Curry Lunch, a fundraising event in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund.
The event was held on 24 April at Guildhall Yard, London, and was hosted by The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman David Lewis. It raised over £120,000 for the charity which supports serving and former soldiers and their families.
The World’s Biggest Curry Lunch fundraising event arose out of the increasing need for support for soldiers, in part as a result of recent operational casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Siận Mexsom, the Director of Central Fundraising and Marketing at the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF), said: “We are delighted with the launch of this event and the support it has attracted. Average casualty rates for battalions in Afghanistan and Iraq can be as high as 14% and income from events like this is vital in our work supporting Army personnel and former soldiers who are in need”.
The ABF is encouraging everyone across the UK to host a curry lunch or dinner for family, friends and colleagues, in return for a donation to the ABF.