Ticket sales have opened for a prestigious autumn fund-raising dinner in the magnificent Corpus Christi College dining hall in Cambridge to mark the 25th anniversary of ChildLine.
The Thursday 22 September event, providing a rare chance to dine in the historic vaulted, wood-panelled room, is part of a drive by the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children to ensure the future of ChildLine – 0800 1111 – the free service for children and young people.
Co-sponsored by The Cambridge College Supper Club, the deluxe 3-course dinner with matching wines includes a musical interlude, luxury hamper draw and a choral musical interlude by ‘Full Score’ for the 140 guests who will dine on long candle-lit tables under the stained glass windows and portraits of former college masters.
Any member of the public may attend and guests have the option of taking a 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge before the dinner by certified student guide from 5.30pm starting at Corpus Christi Clock (on the corner of Bene’t St & Kings Parade).
An NSPCC speaker at the event will describe how ChildLine has counselled more than a million children since its launch in October 1986, brought abusers to justice and provided safe places for children in danger on the streets.
Tickets can be purchased for Â£59.50 online from www.cambridgecollegesupperclub.com, which is part of the â€˜lively guide to everything localâ€™ website localsecrets.com or via 01223 421103 in office hours. The evening starts at 7pm with an arrival glass of
Prosecco, followed by dinner at 7.30pm with each course accompanied by a glass of college wine. The event concludes after tea or coffee at 10pm. Dress is ‘smart’ for this event. Dining is at long feast tables in the Hall with seating grouped by ticket buyer.Â Click here for further information about college dining.
Here are details of the menu but pleaseÂ bear in mind that this may be subject to change without notice or substitution ofÂ items on the day as may be necessary.
Supper Club Menu For Corpus Christi College – September 2011
Leek Veloute With Poached Prawns, Coral Powder And Shellfish Glace
Leek Veloute With French Onion And Gruyere SoufflÃ© And Onion Caramel
Poached Ballontine Of Chicken With Spiced Chickpea Stuffing, Aubergine, Tomato And Potato Croquette, And A Sweet Onion, Coriander And Spinach Salad
Steamed Vine Leaf With Spiced Chickpea Stuffing, Aubergine, Tomato And Potato Croquette And A Sweet Onion, Coriander And Spinach Salad
Baked Filo With Roasted Apple And Pear Stuffing, Apple And Cider Caramel And Vanilla Ice Cream
The NSPCC was founded in 1884 and our vision is still to end cruelty to children in the UK. Today, the organisation protects children across the UK, running a wide range of services for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects. It runs ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline to ensure assistance is at hand for all children. ChildLine celebrates 25 years in 2011.
Click here to find out more about the NSPCC.