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Dear Friend,
With the Lady Mayoress and I firmly settled into our roles, we are excited about what this mayoral year will bring. We are very much looking forward to the fundraising events that we will be hosting for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and would like to share details about what is happening over the coming months which I hope you will be able to support.
Our first event planned is Ride Around the City which takes place on Wednesday, 22 May.  The Sheriffs and I will be riding through the City, some on horseback, in order to raise awareness and funds for the Appeal. We will make various stops along the way at Livery halls and there will be a number of volunteers ready to take any donations on the day. To support me on this equine adventure please do donate on our JustGiving page here:
Next up is The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge at The Leadenhall Building on Friday, 7 June. The registration fee is £35 with a sponsorship target of £500 per participant. Abseiling experts will be on hand to show you the ropes before descending from the 47th Floor an impressive 215m (accompanied by an instructor). If taking part is a step too far, you can also sponsor Elisabeth and me via our JustGiving page here: We are very excited about taking part and look forward to getting our feet back on the ground!
Hot on the heels of the Abseil is the Bavarian Ball taking place at Mansion House on Thursday, 13 June hosted by Elisabeth and me. This unique Bavarian inspired event will reflect Elisabeth’s heritage and include a Beer and Bubbles reception, a mouthwatering Bavarian feast, a five piece roaming band and plenty of foot stomping, singing, swaying and cheering! Individual tickets are £300 and groups of eight and ten people are also able to book.
There is plenty more to come later in the year. For further information and to book your place at any of our events please visit the Appeal website or contact the team on
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal continues to transforms lives. This year’s three inspirational charity partners are MQ Mental Health Research, Homewards: A Royal Foundation programme and National Numeracy.
Thank you for your support. Elisabeth and I hope to see you at our forthcoming events throughout the year.
With my very best wishes,

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor
Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli

The Trades House of Glasgow 'Glasgow in London Dinner'

Tuesday 10th September 2024

Our Members


Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.

Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K


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