7 June

The Lord Mayor's Green Dinner celebrates tradition and the future

Last week saw Mansion House play host to The Lord Mayor’s Green Dinner, a fabulous night in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. 

Born and raised in Ireland, The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London chose the ‘green’ theme to honour his Irish roots and the City’s relationship with the country. The theme also embraced another form of ‘green’ – that is sustainability and The Lord Mayor’s commitment to Green Finance and amplifying the City’s role in delivering sustainable social investment and fighting climate change.

The evening was attended by around 215 guests who enjoyed a unique Champagne and Guinness reception in the Salon to start the event. The Lord Mayor welcomed guests with a speech before they headed into the beautiful Egyptian Hall, which was lit green for the evening, and began their three-course dinner. 

The menu for the evening took into consideration both the Irish theme as well as the environmental side with caters CH&Co choosing seasonal food and more importantly using local suppliers. Many of the vegetables on the menu have been supplied by Waste Knot, a pioneering scheme tackling food waste by getting surplus veg out of farmers’ fields into chefs’ kitchens.

Irish singer songwriter Niall McNamee provided the entertainment for the event performing a collection of traditional Irish folk songs as well as some of his own music.

On the evening guests also took part in both an electronic silent auction which had 22 different lots including a luxury weekend in Dublin and a 5 lot live auction conducted by auctioneer Alex Fleming which included a round of golf with Sir AP McCoy at Sunningdale and a luxury villa stay in Italy for 12 people. The event is on track to raise a net income of over £150,000 to support The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s five charity partners: The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, National Numeracy, Place2Be, OnSide and Samaritans.

We would like to extend a big thank you to premium table sponsors Lex Group, Brick Court Chambers, Abbey Group and Patterson Constriction. Thank you also to our Committee: co-chairs Madeleine and John Connellan as well as Vince Dignam, Jacqueline O’Donovan and Tara Crossan.


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