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A Rhyme for London's Restaurants

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[p][url=https://www.instagram.com/gerbercomms/?hl=en]@gerbercomms[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.gerbercomms.com/]www.gerbercomms.com[/url][/p][p][b][u]How are we raising money?[/u][/b][/p][p]More than 60 familiar faces from the restaurant and food world have come together to pay homage to London’s hospitality industry, in a poetic collaboration created by Gerber Communications and filmed from various lockdown locations across the capital and beyond.[/p][p][b][u]Who are we raising money for? [/u][/b][/p][p]As well as bringing heightened prominence to issues facing the sector at the time of COVID-19 and the public support it will rely on when permitted to reopen, the poem is helping to raise funds for two vital causes. These are the London Evening Standard’s [url=https://www.standard.co.uk/news/foodforlondon/food-for-london-now-campaign-help-feed-capital-a4399451.html]Food for London Now[/url] campaign, which is raising funds to distribute food for vulnerable, elderly and poor Londoners (in partnership with [url=https://thefelixproject.org/]The Felix Project[/url]), and [url=https://www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/get-help/are-we-able-to-help-you/]Hospitality Action[/url]’s COVID emergency relief grant. [/p][p]If you've arrived at this page, we hope you have watched and enjoyed our poetic ode to the industry and would kindly donate a few pounds in support. These funds will not only assist in bringing food to Londoners who need it the most, but also aid in getting the hospitality industry back on its feet. [/p][p]All production, filming, and marketing resources, as well as the time spent by those featured, were donated free of charge. This means 100% of the money raised goes straight to our two chosen charities - with funds being split evenly between them. [/p][p][b][u]More about the poem [/u][/b][/p][p]A [i]Rhyme for London’s Restaurant[/i]s is a poignant celebration of the city’s eclectic dining scene and a joyful reminder of all that Londoners can look forward to when normal life resumes. This follows the detrimental setbacks faced by the industry in the wake of Covid-19, after hospitality venues nationwide were instructed to close their doors indefinitely in March. [/p][p]Launched with the London Evening Standard online, the collaboration sees a total of 64 individuals dust of their diction skills with a few lines of spoken word, as part of a poem that pays homage to some of the capital’s favourite dining destinations, across a multitude of boroughs. The line-up of readers involves chefs, restaurant owners, cookery writers, journalists, critics as well famous foodies who have filmed their part from lockdown. [/p][p][b][u]Who is involved: [/u][/b][/p][p][i]Fay Maschler, Jeremy Lee, Yotam Ottolenghi, William Sitwell, Rick Stein, Tomos Parry, Jon Spiteri, Stanley Tucci, Tom Parker Bowles, Jeremy King, Selin Kiazim, Natalia Ribbe, Oliver Peyton, Miranda York, Margot & Fergus Henderson, Giorgio Locatelli, Marcus Wareing, Jimi Famurewa, Alice Lascelles, Elizabeth Haigh, Jordan Bourke, Jeremy Chan, Seb Fogg & Laura Montana, Victor Lugger, Rosie Birkett, Marc Summers, Shamil Thakrar, Osh Rogers, Gordon Ker, Robin Gill, Amy Corbin, Tanya Layzell Payne, John Chantarasak, Santiago Lastra, Miles Kirby, Matt Tebbutt, Angela Hartnett & Neil Borthwick, Andrew Wong, David Carter, Doug McMaster, Thomasina Miers, Mathew Carver, Sue Sethi, Clare Smyth, Ewan Venters, Simon Rogan, Sam Hart, James & Sandia Knappett, Marco Mendes, Richard Corrigan, Asma Khan, Clodagh McKenna, Ed Templeton, Paula Fitzherbert, Oliver Milburn, Laura Jackson, Felicity Cloake, Jessie Ware, Edd Kimber, Alex Head, Lisa Markwell, Henry Harris, Joe Warwick and Skye Gyngell.[/i][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

25 May 2020


May 31, 2020

Claudia Fogg de Castellino

May 31, 2020

Ewan Venters

Brilliant team effort!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

May 30, 2020


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 30, 2020

Lisa Markwell

Bravo for a clever idea for a great cause, so proud to be part of it xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 30, 2020


Love all the faces - and can't wait to get back to restaurants ASAP! Well done everyone xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 30, 2020


Brilliant brilliant brilliant xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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