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Tickets now available for The Clink Charity Annual Ball in aid of prisoner rehabilitation

The Clink Charity will be brightening up dreary January when it holds its highly anticipated Annual Ball on Friday 12 January 2018 where guests will be wined, dined and entertained in style whilst raising funds for this incredibly worthy charity whose sole aim is to reduce reoffending rates of ex-offenders by training prisoners and placing graduates into employment in the hospitality and horticulture industries upon release.

Highlights from The Clink Charity Ball 2017

Held in association with venue partner Royal Lancaster London on Hyde Park, this year’s event promises a unique evening of amazing food with not just one but five renowned chefs creating the sumptuous menu. The hotel has just completed an impressive £80 million renovation so will be looking its absolutely best for the Charity Ball.

The Clink Events team greeting guests with champagne and canapés

Guests will be able to see first-hand exactly how The Clink Charity works as the canapés will be created by The Clink Events and served by Centrepoint students.

The Clink Events team greeting guests at the Champagne and canapé reception

Saturday Morning Kitchen regular Adam Byatt is looking after the starter with Great British Menu winner Adam Simmonds in charge of the fish course.

Adam Simmonds

Television favourite Brian Turner CBE will be amazing guests with an incredible main course while the dessert course is being created by Steve Penny, Head Pastry Chef at Royal Lancaster London.

Steve Penny – Head Pastry Chef at Royal Lancaster London

Each of these chefs will be assisted by students from University of West London, Lambeth, Bromley and Westminster Kingsway Catering College.

The Clink group chef ambassador Albert Roux OBE will lead Santé du Chef at the end of the meal.

Albert Roux OBE

Guests will then be able to dance the night away to a live band who will be joined by students from the Centrepoint charity.

The event will be hosted by Michael Balogun, a Clink Graduate, who since being trained by the charity has gone on to successfully complete a drama scholarship at RADA and has just completed his first tour with The National Theatre starring in People, Places and Things.

Clink graduate Michael Balogun has just finished his first National Theatre tour in People, Places and Things

The Clink is delighted to also announce that event is being kindly supported by a number of generous sponsors. The food and ingredients for the dinner are being sponsored by Bidfood while the wine and champagne is sponsored by Booker and Mintleaf are sponsoring the mocktail. Harvey and Brockless are sponsoring the cheese with Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services sponsoring the table linen for the event.

Ben Purton – Executive Chef at Royal Lancaster London

Speaking of The Clink Charity Ball, Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity, said: “The Ball is a special highlight in the charity’s calendar. All the money raised on the night will help to continue supporting prisoners in turning their lives around for the better and continue to fly the flag for prisoner rehabilitation through work-based hospitality training and vocational qualifications.”

Chris Moore – Chief Executive of The Clink Charity

Tickets for The Clink Charity Ball are £130 per head or £1,200 for a table of 10 and are available from here.

Enjoy a night at Royal Lancaster London in a Classic View room, including a continental breakfast, at the promotional rate of £175 per double or twin room per night. The offer is available for Friday 12 January and Saturday 13 January especially for guests attending The Clink Charity Ball. To secure this exclusive rate please book online at Royal Lancaster London, or by calling 020 7551 6000 and quoting CLINK2018 when booking.

To find out more about The Clink Charity and its prisoner training initiatives please visit www.theclinkcharity.org

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