The Lovejoy Catering and Events team cooked up a storm in the name of charity in March.

We provided a 3-course meal to attendees at the Hamptons Sports & Leisure Events Venue to support Essex children’s charity Kids Inspire. Kids Inspire helps disadvantaged young people in Essex turn their lives around, giving them back their future. The charity supports young people across Essex who are at an educational, social and/or economic disadvantage, resulting from trauma or emerging mental health issues.

On the menu…

our guests kicked off the evening with the option of


Sweet potato, sage and pear soup.

Baked brie with a parsley oil glaze and spiced apple and cranberry chutney.


Pan fried rump of lamb with a redcurrant glaze and a shallot gravy.

Black olive and sun-dried tomato stuffed mediterranean chicken with crushed new potatoes and a parmesan crisp.


White chocolate cheesecake topped with a chocolate lattice

Tangy lemon tart.

The activities throughout the evening included a casino, a magic mirror, charity raffle, live entertainment and a DJ. Together, we raised £1304.75 for Kids Inspire.

This money will be used by the charity to help those children and young adults who aren’t covered by the projects they currently offer.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “The money raised at the event will pay for children and young adults who don’t fall within our funded projects.

“These are people with the most complex situations where every case is different.

“The majority of these cases are young people suffering trauma that affects their education & home life.

“We offer them counselling and therapy to help support them through their tough time.

“It’s through third-party events like this where we can find the funding for these services.”

The services the charity offers disadvantaged children includes individual therapy, coaching, mentoring and group work. The projects they currently run vary from lunch clubs to dramatherapy and film making.

If you couldn’t make the event but would still like to donate, then you can make a donation through this link: If you’d like to find out more about the work Kids Inspire do for children in Essex, then head to their homepage:

Lovejoy Catering and Events, based in Maldon, has been running for more than 55 years, spanning three generations. We pride ourselves on our friendly, personal and professional service, catering to thousands of successful events. To maintain our high standards, our chef’s only select quality ingredients for your event, ensuring the love and a high level of attention to detail goes into every dish.

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