Sally Clipson and Kevin Smith, who lost their three year old daughter Amelie to Meningitis in 2008, turned their Soham home into a 28 cover pop up restaurant for the evening in order to raise funds for Meningitis UK.
The menu was French themed as the family had lived in France when Amelie was taken ill, and the food and drink were all supplied by supporters and volunteers so that all of the profits from the evening could go straight to charity. With no fixed prices for the meal or wine with guests encouraged to pay what they felt the meal was worth and so the money came flooding in, raising £1,600.
Kevin said the evening was “beyond all our expectations – I think people were expecting to eat in our front room but it turned out they ate in what felt like a proper restaurant”.
The couple hope to repeat the event ever six months in order to continue to support the charity.