In 2010, thanks to readers’ generosity, the FT raised £45,000 from our restaurant auction in aid of the charity Action Against Hunger. This year they’re looking to raise more as they’ve we have added restaurants & FT writers around the world, in Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Berlin in addition to London.
The FT’s food and drink team are included amongst the 24 writers up for auction: Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s leading authorities on wine; Rowley Leigh, their cooking columnist who is also a professional chef in London; and Nick Lander, their restaurant correspondent and a former restaurateur.
The FT said: “Standard Chartered bank is generously matching donations to the FT appeal, pound for pound, and the British government is doing the same for contributions from the UK public. So successful lunch bidders could see their donations tripled – a huge incentive for giving.”
For full details of the FT lunchers, the restaurants they are paired with, and terms and condition of the auction, go to www.ebay.co.uk/ftappeal”