Galvin’s Chance relies on voluntary donations and generous sponsorship by individuals and companies. To help gather support and raise funds, a number of events take place annually, including dinners, auctions and special campaigns. If you would like more information on how you can get involved, take a look below or contact us.
The Mayfair Power and Tower Race is an exciting annual event to raise funds for Galvin’s Chance. The run has become an exciting fixture in the London racing calendar. Intrepid individuals run 5km through Hyde Park, pass through the subway under Park Lane and charge into the iconic London Hilton on Park Lane. Participants then take on the tough challenge to power up the 28 storeys to the respite of Galvin at Windows and the welcome sight of a champagne breakfast.
To find out more and to sign up for the 2017 race, click here.
An online auction to make a difference, Chocs for Chance invites top chefs and chocolatiers from the world of hospitality to create bespoke Valentine chocolates, which are then auctioned to raise funds for Galvin’s Chance. Raymond Blanc OBE, Michel Roux Jr, Marcus Wareing and Paul A. Young are just a few of the famous figures who have taken part.
To find out more take a look at the website.
The Mince Pie Project
In an online 72-hour auction held in December 2012, mince pies helped raise nearly £30,000 in support of Galvin’s Chance, as well as for the homeless charity Crisis. Galvin’s Chance was selected as one the beneficiaries for the proceeds from the second annual The Mince Pie Project. 100 of the UK’s greatest chefs with almost 60 Michelin stars between them, including Chefs Michel Roux Jr, Raymond Blanc and Marcus Wareing amongst others, participated in the project. Each chef made a unique batch of 50 mince pies which were sold in the online auction.
Dan Doherty, head chef at Duck and Waffle atop London’s Heron Tower, made gingerbread mince pies with a cream cheese orange frosting for the charity auction. Topping the list, his pies sold for a massive £1,900 contributing to the overall total of £29,147.20. Other recipes included cherries, almonds, cognac and a secret, melt-in-your-mouth pastry recipe from André Garrett, Executive Chef of Galvin at Windows atop London Hilton on Park Lane; spiced, candied organic winter fruit, spiked with money-can’t-buy 1966 Invergordon Highland whisky from Andrew Fairlie from Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Click here for an exclusive look and your own try at a masterchef recipe from Chef Francesco Mazzei of L’Anima Restaurant. His ‘M’Pigliati’ recipe draws on his Italian roots with figs, apricots, pistachios, walnuts and mosto cotto.
Rumble in the Kitchen
Rumble in the Kitchen – a white-collar boxing match with saucepans! Celebrities from the world of hospitality decided to lay down their whisks and step into the ring to battle it out. After just six weeks of training, like a good soufflé, they rose to the challenge. Boxers included: Monica Galetti, Marcus Wareing, Fred Sirieix as well as Andrew McLeish, Andrew Sicklin, David Strauss, Dean Yasharian, Emile Galvin, Francesco Mezzei, Hayden Groves, Kamal Manhas, Luigi Vespero, Matt Wilkin, Michele Caggianese, Omar Allibhoy, Paulo De Tarso, Sam Harrison, Stefan Chomka and Will Holland. Click here to find out more.
The big Christmas Fight
On 13th December 2011, Simon Vincent, Hilton Worldwide President, EMEA and Fred Sirieix, General Manager at Galvin at Windows, took on former British and European welterweight boxing champion Clinton McKenzie.
Special thanks to all those who helped ensured the success of this special event:
- Clinton McKenzie And the team at Clinton McKenzie Boxercise in Tulse Hill
- Andreas and Costas Panayiotou from The Ability Group for providing some last minute boxing training tips to Simon!
- Galvin at Windows for providing key participants, supporters, refreshments
- Coca Cola and Roantree Promotional Marketing for providing Fred and Simon’s boxing gowns and shorts
- Hilton Worldwide Procurement and eCommerce Departments
- Jeremy Skidmore for the commentary and videography