Francis Benali and chef Jay Geddes announce new charity evening cruise
Southampton Football Club legend Francis Benali and renowned local chef Jay Geddes are once again teaming up to host a charity dinner cruise. The culinary event, on-board Dutch-owned Princess Caroline, will take guests on an evening tour of the south coast on Thursday 16th August - with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. “This is a great chance for people to come together for an evening of wonderful food, good music and beautiful views of the south coast - and to raise money for this amazing charity at the same time,” said Franny. “Cancer Research UK will benefit from the proceeds of the evening, and that makes me very happy. With Chef Jay Geddes and friends cooking up three delicious courses, I have absolutely no doubt it will be an evening to remember for all concerned.
Chef Jay Geddes added: “I’m delighted to be welcoming some amazing guest chefs for our dinner cruise - MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo and vegan specialist Peter Axworthy from Offbeet - so our guests are in for a real treat. Both are local, so this is a real celebration of our region. We can’t wait for people to taste our offering in August.”
The cruise, which includes live music from talented Southampton vocalist Charley Macauley, and mind-blowing tricks from one of the UK’s top magicians, Michael Brown - as well as a champagne reception - is limited to just 100 guests and leaves Town Quay - opposite Red Funnel - at 6.30pm on 16 August.
Tickets cost £70 per person.
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