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Rich Man Poor Man Event Confirmed

7pm - 11pm, Friday 14th February

The ACT Theatre, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, KT1 2AQ

Licensed Bar

The Rich Man, Poor Man is an event which raises awareness and funds for local people in crisis.
On arrival guests are asked to draw lots to see if they are to receive a rich man gourmet meal, or a poor man meal created from Kingston Foodbank's essential shopping list ingredients. Local bands and musicians show their support and entertain throughout the evening and speakers have the opportunity to talk about their cause.

Tickets including a 2 course supper:

Tables of 8 - £160

Individual seats - £20

Box office: richmanpoormanevents@gmail.com (please state if vegetarian or gluten free)


All proceeds go to Love Kingston which supports 5 local charities working towards pathways out of poverty;

Kingston Foodbank, Hestia, Oxygen, KCAH, Kingston Savers as well as the Kingston Legacy Fund.

About the organiser, Tessa Kind, and how it all started...

"Last year was the first time I heard that there was a Foodbank in Kingston. I was upset that in our supposedly wealthy borough there was a need for basic food donations to be handed out to families in crisis, so I decided to do something to help.
I saw an opportunity to bring together various community groups and fundraisers to put on a special event in our area to raise awareness and funds for the Kingston Foodbank and I pitched it to Paul Pickhaver the manager. He loved it and offered support by coming to speak at the event, providing publicity, organising raffle prizes and provided the ingredients we needed for the Poor man meal.
So many people offered help from local musicians, theatre groups, neighbours and friends, restaurants, to children offering to waitress, it was overwhelming. News spread and the evening sold out very quickly. Just over £1000 was raised but more importantly, people became aware of the struggle some families face in our own neighbourhoods and pledged continued support.

I am thrilled to have been asked to get involved in Love Kingston Day and I'm really looking forward to this next big event in the ACT Theatre in Kingston College. The College have been so supportive with the venue, staff and student volunteers. We have some amazing bands lined up too. Fear and Loathing, Franklin, The Apple Core Beatles and more... It's going to be awesome, get your tickets booked quick!"

Published on 16 January 2014

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