After raising a record sum for HUSK Cambodia in 2016, we are once again partnering with Driven2Travel to organise the sixth London event scheduled for 3rd-5th November at Andaz London Liverpool Street and sponsored by American Express. This is a great chance to meet new friends, have a lot of fun and raise money for a fantastic cause.
To attend, please register here or bid on a pair of tickets on our luxury auction.
If you would like to stay in the Andaz, please book using group code G-VLIJ. The room rate is £199/214 (single/double occupancy) including VAT, breakfast and 1000 bonus World of Hyatt points per night.
Friday evening: welcome cocktails and canapés for those staying at the Andaz
Saturday morning: Room Escape
Saturday afternoon: Street Art walking tour
Saturday evening: sparkling wine reception, gala dinner and charity auction
Saturday gala dinner
Our AMEX-sponsored dinner on Saturday night is the main event and will be held in the beautiful Masonic Temple at the Andaz. Choose from the below menu:
Yellow fin tuna, bloody mary jelly, avocado creme fraiche, black radish & lime dressing
Green tea smoked duck, figs, pomegranate & syrup, baby watercress salad
Rosary goats cheese panna cotta, plum tomato marmalade, dehydrated black olive, basil cake & syrup
Fillet of beef, Dauphinoise potato, Jerusalem artichoke puree, wilted chard, purple baby carrot, truffle jus
Halibut, noisette celeriac & rosti, cox apple & lemon grass puree, sea purslane, brown shrimp sauce
Wild mushroom & chestnut pitivier, slow cooked king oyster mushroom, heirloom carrot, puy lentil vinaigrette
Moist chocolate cake, stout chocolate cream, pearl barley crisp, brown butter ice cream
Chestnut mont blanc tart, cox apple puree, vanilla ice cream
Crunchy hazelnut parfait, segments of orange, blood orange gel
Charity auction items
World of Hyatt Globalist status valid until February 2019
60,000 World of Hyatt points
3 nights in the BARAI, Hua Hin, Thailand
3 nights in a Premier Suite, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan
2 weekend nights B+B, Park Hyatt Zurich
2 nights B+B, Park Hyatt Vienna, Austria
2 nights B+B, Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Milan
2 weekend nights in a Club room, Hyatt Regency the Churchill, London
2 nights B+B, Grand Hyatt Cannes
2 nights B+B, Andaz Singapore
Cambodia is a wonderfully welcoming country with a tragic history. During the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge, 30% of the population was massacred, including almost everyone who had an education, could read or write or spoke a foreign language. The country is now rebuilding, but the loss of skills, knowledge and labour from a generation has had a devastating impact – 14% children die before the age of 5, more than 45% children are stunted due to malnutrition and only 23% of children reach secondary school.
HUSK Cambodia supports some of the poorest people in the community, many living on $40/month or less. In addition to supporting families with clean water and housing, the charity runs an English-language school to ensure children receive full-time education (state school is only provided half-time) and a workshop, where the poorer women in the village earn an income from selling toy animals, bags and hotel uniforms. Thanks in part to the donations received at last year’s event, the most recent offering from HUSK is a vocational training workshop for the older teenagers to learn key life skills and improve their chances of employment – these are children who have never even seen a computer before. HUSK doesn’t simply give aid to relieve poverty now, but provides people the shelter, education and skills required for them to support themselves long-term.
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