On the 4th July, around 30 business people were treated to an evening of Ethiopian-inspired food, prepared and served by students of West Kent College in the College restaurant – The Artisan – as part of a fundraising event for the Children of Yirgaalem charity.
The evening was hosted by Rosemary Shrager, who entertained guests with a talk on her experiences as a celebrity chef, as a participant in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, and her numerous other TV appearances, including the recent Marigold On Tour.
Guests also learnt more about the charity’s objectives – including its aim to renovate the existing school, which serves the children of Yirgaalem and neighbouring towns – and heard one of the trustees speak about the impact the charity is having locally.
The auction prizes, which were donated by local businesses and ranged from a day’s clay pigeon shooting through to a limited edition Graham Clarke etching, generated significant interest amongst the audience and raised around £5,500 for the charity. This was supplemented by additional donations throughout the event.