Tickets for The Clink Charity Ball 2020 have now gone on sale. Now in its fifth year, The Charity Ball will take place on Friday 7th February 2020 at the Royal Lancaster London, and will raise important funds to support the charity to continue reducing re offending rates through hospitality training and education leading to full time employment upon release. The event will be staffed by Clink graduates, homeless students in training with the Centrepoint charity and 50 Westminster Kingsway hospitality students, giving them the experience of serving at a prestigious event in a five star London hotel.
The occasion will also help to further develop the Clink’s training projects across Her Majesty’s Prison estate, following the success of existing schemes at HMPs Brixton, High Down, Cardiff, Styal, Send and Downview as well as Clink Events based in London and The Clink Café, based in Manchester’s city centre.
Guests will enjoy a six-course menu using seasonal ingredients. The evening will include an auction and table raffle with fabulous prizes generously contributed by our many sponsors, live entertainment and the chance to hear from several Clink graduates on how The Clink has helped transform their lives and reintegrate them back into society.
The Clink’s Group Restaurant Ambassador and Chairman of the Ball Committee, Vic Laws MBE said: “Once again we are most grateful to our headline sponsors Bidfood, Booker, HIT Training and Royal Lancaster for supporting us and helping raise nearly £200,000 since we started holding the Charity Ball. It is also an opportunity for guests to see some of our work and the people that have participated in our schemes.”
Marc Whitley, Senior Lecturer at Westminster Kingsway, said: “We are happy to be associated with The Clink Ball and it’s a perfect opportunity for our students to learn new service skills for a large event working alongside professional front of house staff. In the kitchen, we will have a student team of chefs working with professional chefs and Clink graduates in a live setting helping deliver food of a high quality.”
Sally Beck, General Manager at the Royal Lancaster said: “We are delighted to partner with The Clink and host the Annual Clink Ball at the Royal Lancaster for the 5th year running; we have enjoyed working with a multiple of Clink graduates over the years and are supporters, a partner and an employer. As employment in the UK becomes harder and harder, The Clink Charity offers great opportunities for good candidates in food and event service, as well as giving us well-trained chefs who are eager and deserving of a second chance.”
Early bird tickets to The Clink Charity Ball 2020 are priced at £130 per person or a table of 10 can be purchased for £1200 and are available until the end of November. General tickets will then go on sale and are priced at £140 per person and £1300 for a table of 10.
To book tickets, please visit https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/food- drink/the-clink-charity-ball?t=tickets
About The Clink Charity
The Clink Charity breaks the cycle of crime by changing attitudes both inside and outside of the prison, creating second chances and transforming lives whilst reducing reoffending rates for the benefit of society as a whole. The prisoners at each of The Clink Restaurants, Gardens, Events and Café work towards gaining their accredited City & Guilds National Vocational Qualifications and are mentored by support workers upon release from prison into accommodation and full time employment.
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