On March 25th 2019, Claridge’s hosted the most extraordinary afternoon tea. René Redzepi and his team flew over from Noma Restaurant to collaborate with baker Richard Hart and Martyn Nail, Head Chef at Claridge’s. Together they created the most extraordinary afternoon tea for 50 lucky guests. Alexander Armstrong gallantly hosted the afternoon. And of course, tea cocktails were paired to each dish by the Tea Lady herself.
To give everyone a chance of winning, we created a random ballot to choose 50 guests from everyone who had donated to enter.
An enormous thank-you to everyone who supported this wonderful afternoon. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to kickstart our programmes in earnest, and fund nearly 30 educational scholarships in Malawi’s tea communities.
“Thank you for such a special event. I am still pinching myself that it all happened.” — Karyn Noble, Winner!“I just wanted to say a huge thank you and well done for organising such a magical event. I will remember it always and was so lucky to be there and fed by my absolute hero René.” — Lizzie Bett, Winner!“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a huge thanks for yesterday. Mum and I had a fantastic time and it will live long in the memory! We shall continue to support Rare and spread the good word.” — Luke Jones, Winner!“It was a great event and I feel grateful to have been connected to Rare Charity and the amazing work you are doing in Malawi. Thank you for the goodwill that Rare Charity has, to see young women and men get higher education and achieve their dreams in life.” — Mayamiko Chibowa, Speaker
All beautiful photos courtesy of Warren Orchard