Christmas with a twist and £1,600 raised for Child.org!


Posted on
08th Dec 2016
by Amanjit Dhillon


Last Thursday (1st December) some of the Child.org team embarked on an adventure into the depths of The Vaults, Waterloo. What we were about to experience, none of us were prepared for.

 

We attended the Slap Ya Papa Child.org Christmess special. This was the final supper club to be held in support of The Great Big Supper Club campaign, which ran throughout October.

Slap Ya Papa is a Louisiana themed supper club which will bring joy to your belly. They will have you dancing on tables, downing gin and feeling like you’ve been transported to the deep south.
 
Their Christmess pop-up supper club is taking place across December at The Vaults and Slap Ya Papa kindly donated one of the evening’s profits to us. So we thought we’d go and check it out.
 
Upon arrival we were welcomed and escorted into the venue by Minty the Butler (or Monty - we still can’t remember) into a room full of sparkle, wonder and entertainment.
 
Our evening was full of live music, cocktails, fake snow, meeting Santa, dancing with Santa, drinking with Santa and doing all the things you want to do at Christmas but probably shouldn’t.
 
Then came THE FOOD! The glorious, mouth watering 12-dish feast that was laid across the table for all to dig in and share; in true supper club style. Our favourites were the candied yams, cauliflower gratin and the meats (honey glazed ham and succulent turkey).

 

We left feeling more Christmassy than ever, with one Child.org staff member proclaiming that it was “the best night of my life”. And the best part was that all of the fun and food raised an incredible £1,621.47 - which is fantastic.
 
The money raised will have a huge impact on breaking down barriers for children in Africa to access an education. Improving access to health interventions for children means they are less likely to get sick and miss school. For example, this money could fund 3,250 children to be de-wormed and provided with vitamin A medication as part of our innovative Healthstart programme. Alternatively, it could fund 80 children to benefit from everything the HealthStart programme has to offer for three whole years!
 
Tickets are almost sold-out for the pop-up, so if you feel like getting in the Christmas spirit and want to expand your stomach before the 25th - check it out!
 
So that wraps up The Great Big Supper Club for this year! But it’s not too late to hold one. In fact, you can hold one whenever you want. Just drop me an email if you want any more information - amanjit@child.org