Auction Against Hunger 2016

Image: Harriet Onyett

Auction Against Hunger 2016. Image: Harriet Onyett

Action Against Hunger has held held its fourth annual Auction Against Hunger on Thursday 26th May raising thousands of pounds for the charity.

I went down to Hawker House in Canada Water and spoke to host Gary Lineker, executive director Jean-Michel Grand, chefs and organisers about the event.

Action Against Hunger helps 47 countries across the world, treating malnourished children and working with communities to provide long-term solutions to lack of water and food.

The charity trains health care workers within the communities affected.

The event itself celebrates food and those who love food to raise money for those in need of sustenance.

The event was run in collaboration with Street Feast.

The relaxed atmosphere of an open air venue encouraged people to try all the different types of food available.

The chefs involved are some of the most famous and sort after in London.

They include:

Hamish Brown-Roka

Nuno Mendes- Chiltern Firehouse and Taberna Do Mercado

Neil Rankin- Temper

Lee Tiernan- Black Axe Mangal

There are also food stands from more well-known restaurants such as Shake Shack, Bob’s Lobster and YumBum.

The food is fresh and cooked on site, to the delight of onlookers.

Drinks are provided by a variety of companies such as, The Innocent Foundation, Champagne Tattinger and Sipsmith.

Two auctions have run in collaboration with the gala, live on the night and a silent online auction.

The live auction has been compered by Christie qualified auctioneer Tom Best.

In the live action there have been six unique lots including:

‘Jose Pizarro cooking for twenty in your garden’

‘A decadent dinner for eight with Gary Lineker at Bob Bob Ricard’

‘An intimate supper for six cooked and hosted by Angela Hartnett’

The online lots went from £70-£1950 and included fifty-two lots that ranged from: a ten course tasting menu at A Wong for six with champagne and cocktails, Team GB master class at Bounce and a cocktail masterclass for a group of ten at The Drift.


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To find out more about Action Against Hunger go to

Special thanks to Lizzie Charles for all her help and support.


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