Friday 18 October sees the return of the Square Mile Salute banquet. Now in its third year, the City’s hottest dinner ticket takes place in the splendour of the Guildhall, raising funds for our service men and women and families who have sacrificed so much. This year’s Square Mile Salute is also proud to be supporting the Mayor’s Fund for London – Helping Young Londoners Grow. Our esteemed chefs will also be assisted on the night by four rehabilitating service personnel from DMRC Headley Court, including Lance Corporal Andrew Kennedy, injured while serving in Afghanistan.
A four-course dinner served with individually matched wines will be followed by William Curley chocolates and a dram of The Balvenie 14-year Caribbean Cask single malt. Expect great speakers and a truly amazing auction – including unique items such as a Falklands Surrender telex sent to Margaret Thatcher on 14th June 1982, and the only Olympic and Paralympic flags that adorned The Mall in the summer of 2012 signed by all the British Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Enjoy an amazing night with entertainment including acclaimed electronic string quartet Escala.
PICK OF THE AUCTION LOTS
Own a Falklands Surrender Telex from 14 June 1982. The telex was sent to Margaret Thatcher informing her of the Argentine surrender and represents a key moment in modern British military history. A rare opportunity to own this piece of history.
Stay in the Bahamas on one of the world’s most luxurious resorts, Albany, founded by Joe Lewis’ Tavistock Group, Ernie Els and Tiger Woods. Includes 2 rounds of golf on the Ernie Els designed Championship course combining the best of links and desert features.
MasterChef:The Professionals winners Keri Moss and Anton Piotrowski will cook a meal for up to 10 in the official residences of the Constable of the Tower of London - The Queen’s House. Includes a tour of areas not open to the public including the Thomas More cell and Guy Fawkes interrogation room. Champagne by Billecart Salmon, wines by Maison Rothschild.
Own a hat created for the statue of the Duke of Wellington. An exhibition curated by renowned British milliners, Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, designed and displayed on the Duke of Wellington’s statue outside the Bank of England in the summer of 2012.
Own The only Drumhead Ceremony Torches specially created from oak and copper taken from Nelson’s HMS Victory - used in the Bicentenary celebrations of The Battle of Trafalgar and representing a military ceremony dating back centuries to honour the fallen. Blessed by the Vicar of Burnham Thorpe Church - a position held by Nelson’s father.
From London’s historic summer; own the only Olympic and Paralympic flags displayed on The Mall that were signed by all of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes.