LGT Vestra Christmas Charity Soup Market

Paternoster Sq, London, December 2019

Alastair Currie Events were delighted to support LGT Vestra with their second annual Soup Market held at the beautiful Paternoster Square in the City of London. 

Raising funds and awareness for Centrepoint, twenty distinguished and generous restaurants donated 40 litres of soup each (with an incredible variety of recipes and flavours!) for the passing public to make a donation in exchange for a hot lunch accompanied by gorgeous bread from Gail’s and Paul’s bakeries and the option for a sweet treat in the form of hot chocolate and brownies.  Soup was kindly donated from restaurants such as The Ned, Brasserie Blanc, Selfridges and Ottolengi.

With over £15,000 raised in the four hours the market was open for, it was a huge success, with any leftover soup being donated to one of three local homeless shelters.  We also had three local primary school choirs join us for carols and a brilliant ’15 minute Laksa’ cooking demonstration from Ben Lebus, Founder at MOB Kitchen on our demo stage.

Alastair Currie Events was pleased to provide all event design and management, covering all structures, cooking equipment, production and décor, and also sourced two excellent chefs who prepped all the soup alongside LGT Vestra volunteers who ladled out soup to the hungry masses for the afternoon.  It was a great event and a pleasure to be involved in this fantastically festive fundraiser for a second year running.

Thank you so much for everything over the Soup Market, it was such a great success and we are thrilled to have raised £15,175 for Centrepoint. I really cannot thank you enough for you and your teams help on the day, and on the run up to event. The planning was impeccable and the event ran so smoothly, and the structure and branding looked amazing. Thank you so much for organising all of that and for being there on the day to manage everything. You made everything possible and we are really happy with how it turned out. It has been great working with you and look forward to the next event we can work on together.
LGT Vestra