Co-Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch, Michael Hockney, provides an update with news of some amazing fund raising efforts and of plans for 2021.
There has been an excellent response to the latest pan Livery philanthropic survey, which was conducted this autumn. Ninety-nine Livery Companies and eight guilds and companies without livery have replied so far and further survey returns are expected.
The Lord Mayor, William Russell, gave a virtual briefing to the Livery to set out his key objectives for the forthcoming year. The event was recorded, and the hour-long video includes speeches and a Q&A session with Ms Victoria Russell (Chairman, Livery Committee), Sir Charles Bowman (Chairman, Pan Livery Steering Group) and John Barradell (Town Clerk & Chief Executive, City of London).
In the first phase of the Livery Kitchens Initiative (LKI), three Livery kitchens (Grocers, Drapers and Merchant Taylors) and a City caterer (Party Ingredients) delivered just over 34,000 individually packed meals to NHS staff.
In June and July 2020 the Lord Mayor undertook a series of eleven video calls – or virtual coffee mornings and afternoons – with the Masters and Clerks of selected groups of Livery companies.