Cover Her Excellency Kara Owen (right) and Charlotte Wilkinson, co-founder of Singapore Restaurant Rescue (left) having afternoon tea at Eden Hall

Instead of grand festivities, the British High Commission Singapore partnered with a not-for-profit organisation to launch a campaign that benefits struggling restaurants

Queen Elizabeth II is marking her “official” birthday on June 12. Naturally, it’s a grand affair that will be celebrated across the globe—Singapore included. But with the whole world still reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the British High Commission Singapore pays tribute to this special day by teaming up with Singapore Restaurant Rescue to launch a joint community campaign that celebrates all things food.

Scheduled to launch tomorrow, the campaign encourages food lovers to partake in the British tradition of afternoon tea from June 12 to 30. They can order from participating outlets or prepare the spread themselves, but to be able to win delicious goodies curated by the British High Commission Singapore, they need to post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SGUKJuneTea and tagging @UKinSingapore.

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“Selecting an afternoon tea from one of our member venues is a way that people can help give life to the independent restaurant community and to many delivery drivers at the same time,” affirmed Charlotte Wilkinson, who co-founded the Singapore Restaurant Rescue Facebook group with fellow UK national Perry Young.

Her Excellency Kara Owen from the British High Commission Singapore added: “I know Singapore is a nation of foodies and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the many great links between our two countries than spotlighting food culture.”

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