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7 great charity supper clubs

7 great charity supper clubs

Dining events are proving an increasingly popular way of raising funds for charity, as well as generating awareness.

From big ticket, all-star events to supper clubs based in people’s homes, here are seven inspirational clubs and events that are raising funds for a variety of causes.

1. Who’s Cooking Dinner?

The 17th annual Who’s Cooking Dinner? took place in March and has so far raised £500,815 for Leuka. It feeds 200 diners and sees 20 top chefs cook their own individual menus for a table of 20 each. This year’s line-up included Angela Hartnett, Giorgio Locatelli, Mark Hix, Dan Doherty, and Tong Chee. Over £6m has now been raised in total to fund vital research into the causes and treatment of leukaemia and blood cancer.



Syrian Supper Club

2. Syrian Supper Club

Launched by three friends in 2012 to raise money for Syria, to date, over £100,000 has been raised through both these Syrian Suppers (main image) and those held by others around the world. Money goes towards aid projects in and around Syria run by the organisers’ charity the Hands Up Foundation. The London suppers take place once a month, are attended by 40 people, and cost £35 a ticket. The next sold-out event is on 6th April.



Almeida once upon a dine

3. Almeida Once Upon a Dine

Almeida is hosting a charity dinner on 20th April to raise funds for the NSPCC. The three-course menu is inspired by fairytales and folklore and will be cooked by three top chefs. Tickets are £75 each, and a silent auction will also be held.



4. The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

This takes place on 7th April at London’s Guildhall, to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The Lunch, which is hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London has raised over £1.4m for The Soldiers’ Charity since 2008, with this money being used to support soldiers and veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Tickets cost £45 each.



Tiny Cottage Kitchen
5. The Tiny Cottage Kitchen Pop Up Restaurant

We Are Trinity hosts regular meals at its Tiny Cottage Kitchen Pop Up Restaurant in Windsor to raise funds to support its work with AEAD in Burkina Faso. The restaurant can hold 14 people and the next event is on 29th April.



Sick Children

6. The Sick Children’s Trust Supper Club

The Sick Children’s Trust held its third annual supper club in London on 9th March, with 103 guests paying £250 each for a champagne reception and three-course meal. It raised £128,835 through ticket sales, auctions and pledges, as well as sponsorship from Abstract Securities Limited and BI Wines & Spirits.



7. Parkholme Supper Club

The Parkholme Supper Club is based in Dalston, London, and raises money for Medicins San Frontiéres by serving a wide range of food from around the world. Over £500 per event is donated. Meals cost £45 each with £35 of that foing to Medicins Sans Frontiéres. So far the supper club has raised more than £60k.



Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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