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West Bridgford charity to partner with Masterchef’s Laurence Henry

Two years ago, Masterchef winner Laurence Henry came to the rescue of West Bridgford based, Education For The Children, when their annual fundraising ball was unable to go ahead.

Laurence worked with the charity to produce a ‘fine-dining dinner to your door’ which was hand delivered by the charity’s staff to supporters around the region.

Fast forward two years and now Laurence and his amazing team have seen their own dining-dream realised, through the opening of Nottingham’s newest and most exquisite dining experiences,  Cleaver & Wake located at the Island Quarter in the city.

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Naturally, Education For The Children wanted to be among the first to celebrate the Masterchef star’s success and so are absolutely thrilled to be holding their annual fundraising dinner, Upstairs At Cleaver & Wake on Saturday November 12th.

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Attendees will be among the first to experience  the new venue and enjoy cocktails, canapes and a three course menu, curated  by Laurence himself.

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All proceeds from the event will go directly to fund The School of Hope in Guatemala. Education For The Children has been supporting students in Guatemala for nearly 20 years and has so much to celebrate.

But, with the fallout of the pandemic and massive economic uncertainty, raising funds to enable all of the programmes to continue is challenging.

Examples? The school desperately needs a new roof to be safe but vital social services will be cut if they can’t fund the replacement.

If the charity has to make a 20% cut in services due to the fall in sterling, then vital nutrition and healthcare programmes will suffer.

This festive season the charity is appealing to both new and long time supporters to ensure that each and every student stands a chance of success.


Laurence Henry, Chef de Patron at Cleaver & Wake said:

“We were so delighted to partner again with Education For The Children, their nutrition programme that supports hundreds of children is particularly close to my heart.

“It’s wonderful that the charity’s supporters will be among the first to experience Cleaver & Wake”.


Lily Flaherty-York, Development & Fundraising Manager for Education For The Children said:

‘Our annual fundraising dinner is the highlight of our calendar. We’re so excited to bring our supporters to the hottest new venue in Nottingham.  All of the children at The School of Hope have had a tough few years and we’re determined to keep raising funds for all of our programmes in Guatemala.’

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