Super-Chef Angela Hartnett calls on London restaurants to support people living with HIV

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Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett is calling on fellow restaurateurs to lend gastronomic support to HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

Hartnett is asking top London restaurants to host dinners for the charity’s celebrity Supper Club fundraiser which takes place on Tuesday 1 November and sees around 60 lavish dinner parties taking place simultaneously across the capital to raise funds for people living with HIV.

Participating restaurants donate dinner for a table of typically 8-12 of the charity’s supporters who each pay £150 to attend. Many restaurants choose to include a welcome drink, either a glass of fizz or a house cocktail, but this is optional. All other drinks are chargeable- restaurants simply present a bill for drinks in the usual way and the table host will arrange payment.

As well as restaurateurs having the opportunity to showcase their businesses to a table of affluent, highly-sociable diners on the night, they’ll also benefit from a full-page listing in The Supper Club Magazine. This professionally-produced restaurant guide is distributed just after the event to around 5000 of THT’s highest net-worth supporters, as well as being published in an interactive online format. A free full-page listing in the magazine is valued at £1000. To view The Supper Club 2010-2011 magazine visit http://bit.ly/THT_TSCC

After supper, guests are all chauffeured to Café de Paris for a glamorous after-party and all restaurants involved receive a pair of tickets as an extra ‘thank you’ for their support.

Event Ambassador Angela said of the event: “The Supper Club is a great opportunity to support a wonderful charity whilst gaining some top-level publicity for your restaurant. I’ve been involved with Terrence Higgins Trust for several years now and it’s a cause that’s very important to me so I really hope that you’ll join me in supporting this year’s event and showing just how generous our industry is. Last year the event raised over £100,000 and, with your help, we can top this by raising even more funds for people living with HIV.

For tickets and further information please contact Hugh Wright at Terrence Higgins Trust by emailing hugh.wright@tht.org.uk , or call 020 7812 1661.