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Published on: 10 February 2020

Our February Court Lunch focussed on the excellent work carried out by our Charity and Education Committee on behalf of Liverymen.

Guests of the Company included representatives of Teach First and Meningitis Now, our long-term charity partners, together with members of DEBRA and SUDEP Action, the Master’s specific charities for the year, with cheques being presented to all four. 

In welcoming the guests, Proposer Alan Thompson paid tribute to the contribution, by Liveryman Peter Wright, Chairman and Chief Executive of Wrights Food Group, for the Rump of Beef, prepared, cooked and tasting like Fillet of Beef.... all agreed, with meat prepared like this, the reputation of Butchers' Hall as a venue will continue to soar.

A traditional Butchers’ Company welcome was extended to guest speaker, Caroline Collins of DEBRA together with Jane Hanna of SUDEP Action, Sarah Ramsay of Meningitis Now, Georgie Pedley of Teach First and Sarah Pick, our Nuffield Scholar, together with the Masters of the Brewers, Bakers, Farmers and City of York Companies.

During lunch the Master took wine with the newly clothed Chris Mair, wishing him many successful and enjoyable years as a Liveryman.

In responding on behalf of the guests and thanking the Company, Ms Collins shared information and insights on the effects of the life threatening skin disease Epidermolysis Bullosa and explained more about the charity’s work in funding nurses, research projects and Clinical Fellows as it seeks to deliver its vision of eliminating the disease.

An educational and thoroughly enjoyable Court Lunch.

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