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£150k Raised For Pakistan Floods Appeal At Benares Charity Dinner


Vikas Nath, Jemima Khan, Sadiq Khan and Ben Goldsmith at the Pakistan Floods Appeal dinner

Tuesday evening (10th January 2022), a special fundraising dinner was held at Michelin-starred Benares Mayfair in support of UNICEF’s Pakistan Floods Appeal and the Pakistan Environment Trust.

Hosted by Ben Goldsmith and his sister Jemima Khan, who is a UNICEF ambassador and writer and producer of the new film WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? (released 24 February), guests enjoyed a specially created tasting menu from Executive Chef Sameer Taneja whilst raising over £150,000 for the two charities.

More than 100 guests attended including Sadiq Khan, Naughty Boy, Fatima Bhutto and Noreen Khan along with the cast of WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Jemima Khan commented:

“The Pakistan floods have been on such a devastating scale that it’s difficult to comprehend, with 33 million people affected and over 7.9 million people displaced.

“As a UNICEF Ambassador for more than 20 years, I am helping to raise vital funds to support the children and families affected by this catastrophe, and the Pakistan Environment Trust, founded by my brother Ben, is working to combat climate change in a country that faces some of the most challenging effects of the global environmental crisis.

“What these two great causes need more than ever is financial support, so Ben and I are pleased to be able to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the people of Pakistan.”

Vikas Nath, Owner of Benares Mayfair said:

“The effect of the floods on Pakistan have been devasting to its population and the environment. It was our pleasure to provide dinner to help support this fundraiser. Thank you to Jemima and Ben for continuing to shine a light on this issue and to all our guests who generously donated.”

Benares Restaurant and Bar 

12a Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BS | IG: @benaresofficial


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