PAC was thrilled to raise over £6,000 as a result of our celebratory Roast Chicken and Steak Feast on Tuesday 4 March 2014! We thank those who attended, those who donated but couldn’t attend, and those who bid for the ‘prize’ of a demonstration meal for eight in Mark Hix’s Kitchen Library.

The stylish event took place at the remarkable Tramshed in Shoreditch – a new restaurant from celebrated chef Mark Hix in a turn-of-the-century Grade II-listed industrial building which once housed the local tram’s electricity generators. Mark is also known for his love of art and Tramshed has its very own art gallery, where the feast was held.

PAC patron, food and wine expert Matthew Fort, hosted the event alongside Mark Hix.

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Roast chicken, Hix style!

Guests were welcomed with cocktails and there was a chance to mingle before sitting at the two long trestle tables to enjoy some delicious starters (large and crispy Yorkshires with chicken liver sauce looked and tasted spectacular!) followed by roast chickens, served ‘upended’ on beds of  stunningly tasty chips, and juicy tender steak. The evening’s menu concluded with ‘Ronnie’s apple pie’ – a delectable take on an old favourite.

Guests included PAC’s Chair of Trustees Paul Fretten, cartoonist, adoptee and PAC patron Martin Rowson, Graeme Copestake, one of the Directors of Crossley Group, who travelled with family and friends from Kent to attend, and a number of present and former PAC service users.

Martin Rowson's PAC "steakholder" cartoon - click on image to view in all its glory!

Martin Rowson had taken time from his hectic schedule producing cartoons for The Independent, The Guardian, The Morning Star and others to submit artwork for a “Become a PAC Steakholder” fundraising flyer circulated on the evening (see right).

Contributing to the tremendous £6,000 total raised through ticket sales and donations, Mark generously provided PAC with the opportunity to auction a live, interactive cooking experience with one of Tramshed’s head chefs. The highest bidder from the evening can look forward to a fantastic foodie evening with friends in Mark’s Kitchen Library, an exclusive dining space above Tramshed.

All funds raised from the evening will be used to fund therapeutic groups at PAC’s offices. If you would like to make a donation to support PAC’s work please click here!

Guests enjoy the cuisine and ambience of the Tramshed's basement Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery, currently featuring a multi-sensory light installation by Rupert Newman