The late Tim Bacon was very fond of saying “it’s onwards and upwards!”

That’s one small reason why his founding company Living Ventures will be conducting many and varied events during 2017 in his name.

Tim Bacon was a man who changed the landscape of popular dining.

From sometime actor in an obscure Australian television soap to chief executive of a £100m Cheshire-based hospitality empire brimming with innovation and new ideas. That was the truly remarkable career path of Tim, who died after a long battle with cancer in April 2016, aged just 52.

A new charitable foundation has been established in his name to recognise his achievements and continue his legacy – echoing his legendary generosity of spirit.

Highlight of fundraising events will be in May when Living Ventures Group sponsor a unique multi-restaurant celebration dinner followed by a party at a secret venue in the city.

Until then, you can support The Tim Bacon Foundation by doing what the man loved – wining and dining at founding restaurants: Brasserie Blanc (the group’s pledge also comes in remembrance of Rob White who worked for Brasserie Blanc, and was treated at The Christie but also sadly passed away last year); New World Trading Company; Hawksmoor; The Alchemist Bar and Restaurant; Ego Restaurants; Gusto Restaurant and Bar; Tortilla, and Blackhouse Grills.

The first appeal to be undertaken by the Foundation, which is being overseen by Tim’s erstwhile business partner and close friend Jeremy Roberts, will be to support The Christie Hospital and University College London in their appeal to raise funds for Proton Beam Therapy centres in Manchester and London and also for Maggie’s Centres.

“We will be celebrating Tim’s life and achievements with a unique multi-restaurant celebration dinner which will be sponsored by the Living Ventures Group and held across all LV businesses in Manchester city-centre,” said Jeremy.

“The dinner will be followed by the “Dream The Impossible” party in true Tim style at a secret venue in the city and featuring some truly amazing entertainment.

“Organisations can participate either by making a direct donation or by adopting the Foundation in 2017 as a nominated charity and raising funds through staff or customer initiatives. As Tim was very fond of saying: it’s onwards and upwards!”

Further details will be announced in the coming weeks and businesses can pledge by registering at:

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