Top chefs handcraft Valentine’s chocolates for Chocs for Chance 2018
February 2018: Top chefs and chocolatiers created unique boxes of premium chocolates for the Chocs for Chance online charity auction and raffle in support of Galvin’s Chance. Returning for the fourth year and in time for Valentine’s Day, Chocs for Chance fundraises to support young people to secure employment in the hospitality industry through the into work programme Galvin’s Chance.
The online auction sold 39 boxes of handmade chocolates, whilst the raffle featured 5 prizes including an exclusive box designed by programme co-founder Fred Sirieix and a unique 2 hour chocolate making masterclass with dinner. Chocs for Chance is supported by Valrhona.
Chocs 2018 raised over £3,800 for Galvin’s Chance and will support two young people through the into work programme, which is now in its 10th year. Read more about 10 Years of Galvin’s Chance here.
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The Tower Race returned for 2018 – click here to discover the winners!
May 2017: On Friday 26th May the annual Mayfair Power & Tower Race challenged over 90 runners with a gruelling 5km run around Hyde Park, followed by a dash up 28 flights of stairs to the incredible views of Galvin at Windows restaurant, where runners were greeted with a champagne breakfast. This year’s winners were Mark Apsey and Louisa Lingley who completed the race in 19:52 minutes and 21:40 minutes respectively.
All the money raised by the race supported Galvin’s Chance, an into work programme for disadvantaged young people.
Chocs for Chance 2017 raises incredible funds to support Galvin’s Chance
February 2017: Our online chocolate box auction “Chocs for Chance” returned for its third year this February, and the results were truly spectacular! Famous chefs and journalists created beautiful, one-of-a-kind chocolate boxes which were auctioned off on ebay over 10 days, with all proceeds from the auction supporting Galvin’s Chance.
This year 44 chefs took part in Chocs for Chance including household names like Marcus Wareing, Michel Roux Jr and Raymond Blanc. Top chocolatiers including Paul A Young and William Curley also donated their time and expertise.
Support for this year’s campaign was overwhelming. The chocolate boxes created by our 44 chefs raised an incredible £10,000 for Galvin’s Chance and as you can see by the photos, the results were truly decadent.
We are so grateful to Chocs for Chance supporters Valrhona and Keylink, as well as to all of our dedicated and hugely talented chefs for making the auction such a success. To find out more and to sign up to receive updates on future chocs for chance auctions, visit the chocs for chance website.
Galvin’s Chance founder receives prestigious award for charity work
January 2016: Congratulations to Fred Sirieix (pictured left), who was invited to the Palace of Westminster on 28 January to receive a British Citizen’s Award for his work with Galvin’s Chance. Since its commencement in 2009 Fred has been a tireless advocate and fundraiser for Galvin’s Chance, and is always the first to put himself forward in fundraising events like the Mayfair Power and Tower Race and the current Chocs for Chance campaign. He is also seeking new ways to help support young people, and recently created a partnership with HM Prison Isis to run a pop-up restaurant there for young offenders, called The Right Course.
Congratulations Fred on winning this well-deserved award.