FORCES, FOOD AND FINANCE

first_imgThursday 10 February 2011 7:57 pm whatsapp FORCES, FOOD AND FINANCE Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com YESTERDAY at the Square Mile Salute fundraising banquet, Boris Johnson said: “There are three things I want to share my appreciation for tonight, one – my appreciation for the armed forces, two – for Britain’s financial services and three – food.” The audience of the City’s finest chuckled while a fleet of waiters sailed round them offering canapés made by London’s best chefs. The waiters’ military-style proficiency, however, was not what the assembled guests had turned out for. The banquet, held at the Guildhall, was an event offering the City an opportunity to support troops through Help for Heroes and meet Boris, General Sir Mike Jackson, former head of the army, and, er, Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame. The fundraiser was launched last year by Paul Gayler, the head chef at the Lanesborough hotel, with the help of his friends and rivals at London’s top restaurants, including Sheraton Park Lane, the Hilton and Koffmann’s among others. Gayler says they came together because his son was injured in Afghanistan: “He wasn’t too seriously hurt. He was shot in the groin after ten days and can’t go back. It just brought home to me how important it is to support our boys.” So what is the connection to the City? Gayler laughs: “It’s where the money is, of course. Plus City A.M. and others pitched in to make it happen.”Enthusiastic supporters bid a whopping £8,000 for a two-week internship at City A.M in the auction. And in after hours trading, Lawson Muncaster, City A.M.’s managing director, took another £8,000 for the worthy cause in return for a second internship for the auction’s rival bidder.Johnson showed some more love for the City by regaling the audience with stories from classical antiquity: “Boudica was this country’s first and most disastrous banker basher. It took more than a century for Britain’s economy to recover from it.” Johnson’s aide shuffled him away before he could tell City A.M. whether he thought big bonuses – if donated to Help for Heroes – were a good idea. He did say, however, that the City’s “downstream effect was vital for growth.” An effect probably also true of the guests’ stomachs after the fifth course. KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img

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