Organisers of Lloyd Addison’s Moveable Feast supported by Cozens-Hardy solicitors are delighted to announce that the event has sold out, with over 1000 guests purchasing tickets for the popular event.
The much-loved evening, which is one of the highlights of the Norfolk Food & Drink programme of events every year, will take place on Tuesday 22nd September and organisers are delighted that it has once again been so well received.
Nick De’Ath, Owner of the Unthank Arms explains on behalf of the organisation committee:
“We were delighted that The Moveable Feast broke all previous records last year, welcoming over 1,000 diners and raising over £16,000 for Parkinson’s UK. The event is organised by a team of volunteers to raise money for the charity so we are obviously thrilled to have sold as many tickets again for our 2015 event and very much hope to beat our fundraising record!”
Founded in 1999 by Norwich restaurateur and former County Councillor, Lloyd Addison, the Moveable Feast has been enjoyed by thousands of diners, as they experience an eclectic mix of starters, main course and dessert in three different restaurants over the course of an evening. Guests then vote on their favourite restaurant for the main course and the winning venue is crowned at the end of the night.
Many restaurants who participated last year have willingly signed up to take part once again, including Lam Thai, The Iron House, The Wine Cellar, Madermarket Kitchen, The Dining Rooms, Bedford's, The Library, The Assembly House, Roots, Prime, Spice lounge, St Giles House, The Maids Head and The Lawyer. Last year’s winner, Brasted’s, will return with a pop-up restaurant in the grandiose surroundings of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, with two other pop up restaurants also appearing at The Norfolk Club, where 2014 Norfolk Chef of The Year Danny Smith and his team will be cooking, and The Great Hospital which will team up with City College Norwich. Completing the line-up is The Georgian Town House and East 26.
Organisers are also delighted to welcome Norwich-based solicitors Cozens-Hardy LLP back as headline sponsor for the evening for the fifth consecutive year, as Philippa Rudd, Partner, explains:
“We are always delighted to support Lloyd Addison’s Moveable Feast. It is a truly wonderful celebration of both food and community and an important event for a wonderfully deserving charity - Parkinson’s UK. Cozens-Hardy solicitors are extremely proud to be a long-standing supporter of this extraordinary event and we very much look forward to the evening.”
In addition, Adnams Plc has also generously agreed to support the event by supplying the reception drinks, which will once again take place at The Forum in Norwich.
Andy Wood, CEO of Adnams Plc says:
“Adnams is delighted to be headline sponsor for Norfolk Food & Drink for a fourth consecutive year. We are always particularly pleased to support the Moveable Feast by supplying drinks for the reception, as it is such an important event, not just in the Norfolk Food & Drink programme, but for Parkinson’s UK, as part of its fundraising work.”
A sufferer of Parkinson’s himself for over 20 years, Lloyd sadly passed away on 10th August 2008, but his wife Cynthia continues his legacy by raising significant funds for research into the degenerative disease. Cynthia comments :
“We are delighted to have sold out so far in advance of the event and I believe this is a fitting tribute to Lloyd. I would like to thank all those involved and we very much look forward to another lively evening of fundraising and fun, on 22nd September!”
Michelle Henderson, Regional Fundraiser – Eastern England, Parkinson’s UK, adds:
“We are thrilled that we have already sold all of the tickets for the evening and with a fabulous line-up of restaurants, we know our diners are in for a fantastic evening. So the emphasis now is on getting enough volunteers on board to help us ensure that the event runs smoothly, as well as raffle prizes, which are obviously an integral part of our fundraising efforts on the night. So any individuals or companies out there who feel they could help us we would urge you to get in contact.”
If you would like to volunteer to help on the evening or you are able to donate a prize for the raffle please contact Michelle Henderson from Parkinson’s UK on 0344 225 3730 or e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.