Curry and wine tasting supper kicks off 10/10 campaign

Huge thanks to Shivia supporter David Ray for kicking off our 10/10 multiplier campaign with a wonderful curry supper and wine tasting evening.

David heard about our fundraising campaign at our 10th anniversary party hosted by Artemis in May where we were joined by over 100 friends of Shivia.  After watching the film we produced in house to celebrate the last 10 years (you can watch it here), Mark Rogers, Executive Director of St James’s Place Wealth Management, explained to everyone the idea behind the 10/10 campaign.  Using the number 10 as a theme, Mark asked people to think of new and exciting ways to fundraise for Shivia and multiply the effect 10 times over.

David quickly took up the challenge and hosted a curry supper and wine tasting evening for 10 friends.  The food was expertly prepared by a couple of inspired chefs (judging by the photo below), plus Shivia Ambassador Max Patel who taught the guests to make chapatis.  The wine was supplied by Kevin O’Rourke from The Wineman ( who brought a section of six Indian wines (Sula) for the guests to sample.

In exchange for an evening of great food, wine and a lot of fun, David asked his 10 guests to make a donation to Shivia and raised £230, which could pay for 15 of our life changing poultry toolkits.  A great start to the 10/10 campaign!  He hopes at least 10 people will follow his lead and host a similar event. We hope so too.

If you are inspired by David’s idea here are a couple of typical Bengali recipes you might want to try:

Robibar er Murgir Jhol (Bengali chicken curry)

Salmon in Bengali mustard sauce (by Madhur Jaffrey)





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