(The G&G Committee: Michael Shelton-Agar, Jamie Moyes, Stephen Moore, CPT's Helen Matthews, Michael Maslinski, Rupert Phelps, CPT's Rick Lay, Guy Beech, Harry Corbett and Marks Somers)

The ninth annual Grouse & Grape Luncheon was held on Tuesday 8 October at the historic Spencer House, and attracted 300 guests who raised over £35,000 (net) for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT). For the fourth year running, the Luncheon was generously supported by Headline Sponsor CRUX Asset Management.

The Grouse & Grape Luncheon is a unique networking event which has developed a loyal following since its inception nine years ago. It is an offshoot of another firmly established event in the City’s social calendar, The Gulls’ Eggs Luncheon, and provides another coveted opportunity to network in one of London’s finest venues while supporting vital research into Parkinson’s.

As the name suggests, guests were served the traditional game along with a selection of fine wines, and cheeses. This year, however, following another difficult season on the grouse moors, guests were served both grouse and partridge, kindly donated by Edward van Cutsem of Mossdale in North Yorkshire and by Ben Blackett-Ord of Helbeck Estate, Cumbria. CPT's CEO Will Cook said:

 “Our involvement with the Grouse & Grape Luncheon continues to be of great benefit to CPT and our search for a cure. In addition to this incredible amount raised, which will be devoted to pioneering research, the luncheon has also put us into contact with many new friends - key decision-makers and influencers - in the financial and philanthropic communities.  Together, our ambitious goals are becoming yet more achievable, and more quickly. For this, CPT is hugely grateful to the dedicated and enthusiastic committee and all attendees of the luncheon.” 

CPT would like to thank all of the guests who attended this year for their support and generosity. The Grouse & Grape Luncheon will take place again next year in October. For ticket and sponsorship enquiries please contact Rick Lay on 020 7487 3892 or email [email protected]

Thank you to the event sponsor Aberdeen Standard and our headline sponsor CRUX Asset Management for their continued generous support.