On 28th March 2023, the Swedish Club in Helsinki hosted the Second International Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch. This event brought together a warm and convivial gathering of Commonwealth Veterans in Finland, sponsors, and participants. Organised by The British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland, the event for the second year in a row successfully celebrated camaraderie and shared experiences in a friendly atmosphere, with excellent food and drinks on offer.
This year, The B3CF, a long-standing partner and supporter of The Big Curry Lunch, is organising the second international satellite event in Finland aimed to raise additional funds and support HM veterans, of which there are a growing number permanently residing in Finland.
These veterans include armed forces personnel from the army, navy, and air forces of all present and former Commonwealth Realms.
Membership of The HM Armed Forces Veterans Finland (HMAVF) covers those who have served from 1949 to most recently those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Be a part of one of the most hotly anticipated events in the B3CF's annual calendar.
Rub shoulders with senior officers of the British Army and other services.
Indulge in delicious curries with beer and wine.
- Sparkling Reception.
- Curry Lunch.
- Playback of video greetings from Vice-Chairmen Michael Hockney and Lord Mayor of The City of London.
- Presentation of HMAVF's activities
- Presentation of LMVCL's activities
- Recording of video greetings to LMBCL attendees in London from veterans group in Finland.
- Prize raffle
Dress Code: Business formal / Lounge Suit and Military Uniform. Medals and Decorations may be worn.
Tickets: €100 per person. Proceeds go to Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch Charity.
Tickets availability: The number of seats is limited and offered on first come first served basis.
Health and Safety:
The B3CF team will address health and safety issues in a diligent manner. Face masks are not required and will not be provided, however, guests are welcome to bring their own masks if they wish. Hand sanitisers will be available throughout the venue.
We ask you not to come to the event if you are unwell or have any symptoms of flu.
Sponsorship inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of HM Armed Forces Veterans Finland are entitled to one FREE ticket per person. Additional tickets can be purchased at €100 per ticket.