One of our ideas for the fundraising was to arrange a large curry night and get all of our friends and companions down. We have a favorite curry house in Madrid that prepare food to our taste (nice and spicy, something that can be quite hard to find in Madrid). The owner knows us and greets us every time we are in there.
Because of this, I figured that we would be able to strike up a good deal. In exchange for some free advertising we could fix a price per head, of which a percentage would go to the charity and the rest to the restaurant. We thought that bringing in a 50 or so curry loving ex pats would be good enough to seal a deal… unfortunately not. He offered us a whole 10% discount. Pretty pathetic really when considering many of our guests would be likely to return and that we are attempting to raise money for a charity that works against poverty in India.
So that’s off. We’ll see if we can get another restaurant to fill the gap.