I’m going to Cafe Strudel for a charity dinner on the 25th June 2009 and I’m inviting everyone to join me there!
Paula – who is doing the Ultimate Wine Wisdom column for my newsletter – is going to trek to Machu Pichu for Classic FM Music Makers (registered charity number 1091657) and she’s hosting a dinner on 25th June 2009 to raise some money for this. The Classic FM Music Makers is a grant giving charity, formed in 2006, that raises money to fund music education and therapy projects working with the most disadvantaged children and adults across the UK.
Cafe Strudel serves great Austrian food, and there’s going to be opera music and all kinds of really cool prizes in the raffle (including a week long trip to Italy). It’s £45 for three courses (click to enlarge menu), above all, it’s for a good cause. So if you guys want to pop down for abit of apple strudle and classical music, and hang out with my camera and I, then do join me for this.
You can book tickets by calling the restaurant at 020-8487-9800, keep reading for the full details of this event.
Full Details from Paula Below:
I’ve pledged to Trek the Inca Trail on behalf of the charity, Classic FM Music Makers (registered charity number 1091657) in October this year.
Classic FM’s Music Makers is a grant giving charity, formed in 2006, that raises money to fund music education and therapy projects working with the most disadvantaged children and adults across the UK. I know how much music has transformed my life, how it helps me through bad days, and helps me to celebrate triumphs. I’ve seen what Music Makers has done and want to help it in its mission.
However, before I can trek to Machu Picchu, I’ve got a fair amount of money to raise for the charity (at least £3,250 to be precise). As a fund-raising device, I’ll be hosting a charity dinner on Thursday, 25 June 2009 (brochure attached), at Café Strudel. As regular customers at Café Strudel, you know how good the restaurant is and I hope that you’ll be willing to attend a dinner there to help my cause.
Tickets are £45/person for a three-course dinner and entertainment (baroque and opera favourites). Almost all of the proceeds will go to Classic FM Music Makers (Café Strudel is ONLY taking enough to cover their costs – supplies and staff wages). Drinks are extra. You can book tickets by calling the restaurant at 020-8487-9800.
There will also be an auction and a raffle on the night to raise additional funds. I’ve already got some amazing things available for the auction, including:
• 1 week at my house in San Giorgio Scramapi (Piedmont), Italy – house sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms and a 5th can sleep in the lounge. (£500 value)
• champagne dinner for 2 at Café Strudel (£100 value)
• overnight stay (bed & breakfast) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Marlow, including use of their fabulous gym (£100 value)
• 2 golf lessons with Alasdair Barr, English Golf Union (EGU) coach to the British boys team, former coach of Luke Donald, the Ecuador amateur mens and womens team, among other things (£80 Value)
• Membership to Jancis Robinson’s “Purple Pages”, the members only section of her website (£69 value)
• Signed copy of “Jancis Robinson’s Wine Course” (£25 value)
• A Gold subscription to Wink Lorch’s “Wine Travel Guides” (£49 value)
The raffle will include bottles of wine, Classic FM CD’s and T-shirts, etc.
I need lots of people to attend, and ideally bring their chequebooks, too!
I really appreciate any help you can give me with this. I hope you will attend and that you’ll pass this invitation on to all your friends and contacts and encourage them to attend, too.
And for anyone who wants to just donate to my charity, I’ve got a web page at JustGiving.com (http://www.justgiving.com/paulasindberg) where you can donate online. In the alternative, cheques can be made out to “Classic FM Music Makers” and sent to me (8 Millbank, Mill Road, Marlow, Bucks. SL7 1UA).
Thanks for your help. All the best,