If you haven’t booked your table or individual tickets for The Annual Club Dinner on 14 May – now is the time to do so, as the London Irish Rugby Club team, in support of the London Irish Foundation, are putting the final preparations on the first event of its kind which will celebrate the team’s achievements while raising funds for the foundation.
This black tie, four course culinary feast, prepared for you by Rick Stein’s Group Head Chef, Stephane Delourme, and Paul Bates, Executive Chef at London’s popular Hilton Metropole, will be a night to remember.
These two culinary geniuses have been working hard to create the most delectable plates using the most treasured of Irish ingredients where possible.
The Annual Club Dinner, sponsored by Worldwide Financial Planning, will start at 6.30pm with a drinks reception and divine canapés, followed by four beautiful courses, petit four patisserie, wine and beer. Between the gastronomic delights, guests will enjoy a host of live entertainment by The BibleCode Sundays and Emmanuel Smith alongside a live auction and plenty of craic and laughter. The festivities will continue into the night, with a DJ and dancing into the early hours.
The purpose of the celebration is two-fold – to celebrate the huge successes of London Irish players and coaches – who will be in attendance at the Dinner – while raising funds for the London Irish Foundation which carries out such vital work in local communities.
Mark Bensted, CEO of London Irish, said: “The success of our players is phenomenal. Not only are they fantastic sportsmen but many are actively involved in the crucial work of the London Irish Foundation. May 14 will bring together a host of people to celebrate their success and their contributions to the community."
The London Irish Foundation is based at Hazelwood in Sunbury-on-Thames - home of London Irish. The foundation works with people with disabilities, low socio-economic communities, black Asian minority communities, women and girls, people with special needs, prisoners and homeless people amongst others. Its focus is on improving lives through education, health and community engagement.
Andy Keast, CEO of the Foundation said: “May 14 will be a night where we can all get together, make memories and raise funds for the foundation and the work we do while celebrating the achievements of the players.
“We engage with communities through sport development, inclusion and education, by using rugby as a vehicle to improve people’s lives. The black tie dinner will help us raise funds to allow us to work in a meaningful way in our communities. It’s about galvanising our community and making our foundation, and the lives of people, sustainable for the future."
If you haven’t already booked your table, or individual places, please do so by emailing [email protected]
Come together for what will be an amazing celebration. A table of 10 costs £2,500 while individual places cost £250 per head. Attendees can include London Irish players within their table of 10, upon request.