Kenny Dwan discusses his battle with Covid 19 in TV interview In a very moving but typically amusing interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain, Kenny Dwan, former Vintners’ Company Swan Upper, recounts his battle with Covid 19 during a three
Vintners Company Covid 19 Appeal – City Harvest
Update: This appeal is now closed
The appeal has raised over £33,000.00 for City Harvest
Thank you to all our members for their wonderful support
As part of the Vintners’ Company’s Covid 19 Appeal, we are asking members of the Company to consider making a donation to City Harvest, specifically to support their work in the boroughs of Southwark, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham. These are some of the boroughs closest to our Hall, and some of the London boroughs most in need.
The COVID-19 crisis is having a profound impact on how we all live our lives at the moment.
It’s totally understandable that, for many of us, getting through each day seems a huge challenge. Yet there’s a section of society that struggles to get a decent meal – or any meal – each day, in good times or bad. So many people routinely rely on homeless shelters, soup kitchens and, increasingly, community food banks. And in this time of disruption and uncertainty, their need is greater than ever and is so easily overlooked.
The Vintners’ Foundation committee feels strongly that we, as a Company, should do whatever we can to alleviate the hardship suffered in our local City boroughs. Whilst we donate to many charities all year round, we would like to do something specific right now, and we’re asking for your support.
City Harvest is a small and well run charity that collects good quality surplus food from supermarkets, wholesalers, restaurants, caterers and specialist food stores that would otherwise go to waste. Using its network of vans and drivers, they sort, store and redistribute it to the organisations mentioned above to enable them to continue their vital work.
To give some sense of the difference our donations could make: every £50 donated will help City Harvest to feed 200 Londoners; £1,000 enables one van to deliver 10,000 meals.
We realise that some of you may be experiencing hardship yourselves and may feel unable to give anything but for those of you who can, we would really urge you to consider making a donation, no matter how small. It really will make a huge difference to so many in need at this most difficult time.
As mentioned above, the Vintners’ Foundation will match fund your donation and thereby make our fundraising a truly Company effort.
Upper Warden and Chairman of the Vintners Foundation
Vintners Company Covid 19 Appeal – City Harvest Update: This appeal is now closed The appeal has raised over £33,000.00 for City Harvest Thank you to all our members for their wonderful support As part of the Vintners’ Company’s Covid 19 Appeal, we are asking members
Master’s Installation 2019 On Wednesday 10th July 2019, Mr Christopher (Chris) Davey was installed as the 525th Master of the Vintners’ Company The Master ‘badged’ his Wardens as follows: Upper Warden: Ann Hill Renter Warden: Edward Berry Swan Warden: Anthony Fairbank The events of the day
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The Lord Mayor dines at Vintners Hall On Thursday 26th October 2017, the Master, Wardens and Court of Assistants had the pleasure to welcome The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, to Vintners’ Hall as the principal
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