Exclusive tennis event on Necker Island

11th November 2019

Celebrity Chef Luke Mangan will be taking a taste of Australia to Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands when he cooks for more than 200 people at a prestigious VIP dinner event.

Luke has been exclusively invited to design and prepare the menu for the “2019 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup presented by Metal”, organised by Premier Live and Mehow, where he will show off his culinary skills to some of the world’s greatest sports legends. Along with a dedicated team of staff personally selected, Luke will fly to the British Virgin Islands to showcase his much-loved creations.

The theme will be “Light, Clean and Healthy” says Luke, who is currently working on a dedicated event menu which will include some Hiramasa Kingfish for entrée, organic chicken for main and a light dessert with a Caribbean flavour.

Luke first met Sir Richard Branson when he enticed Luke to cook on Necker Island in 2003 and soon after a great relationship was born. Luke rocketed from the island onto the Virgin Atlantic Sydney to London route, where he designed the in-flight meals for its Upper-Class cabin and has since gone on to successfully launch the new Business Class menus for Virgin Australia.

Yet come December, Aussie Luke will be hosting the crème de la crème in the British Virgin Islands. The 2019 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup is a six-day, all-inclusive, world-class Pro-Am Tennis Event taking place on Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker Island December 4 – 9, 2019.

ATP / WTA Tour Players and Legends are paired up with amateur teams of all levels, who compete in a fun and spirited tennis competition. A handicapped scoring format makes it competitive for every player and teams consist of one pro and up to two amateurs. Teams compete to win their bracket and earn a chance to play in the Necker Cup Finals to be held on December 8th, before a Charity Tennis Exhibition.

As well as endless tennis, participants enjoy exclusive dinners, networking opportunities and the much-loved water-activities on Necker Island that include paddle boarding, kite surfing, sailing, snorkeling, beach tennis and more.

Organized since 2012, the Necker Cup has raised and directed over US$3,000,000 in funds to affiliated and worthy charities including the National Tennis Foundation and Virgin Unite.

For bookings please call 0800 716 919 (toll free) or +44 (0) 208 600 0430 alternatively visit www.neckerisland.virgin.com for more details.

For further information please contact:

Naomi Moreno-Melgar – naomi.moreno@virginlimitededition.com / Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0468
Charlotte Devenish - charlotte.devenish@virginlimitededition.com /Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0472

About Virgin Limited Edition
Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, and the Son Bunyola Estate in Mallorca.

About Premier Live:
As the holder of rights to produce, market, sell, and execute some of the world’s most exclusive Pro-Am events, Premier Live is constantly expanding its portfolio of unique experiences. Our knowledge and passion play a crucial role in what we do; be it our own events, enhancing your existing events or building a dream experience. Custom experiential events for you, your clients, attendees or friends; Premier Live builds turnkey solutions to ensure the creation of memories that will last a lifetime. Since 2012, our unparalleled event experiences have raised and directed over $3,000,000 in funds to a number of affiliated and worthy charities including the National Tennis Foundation and Virgin Unite, as well as Novak Djokovic Foundation, Rafa Nadal Foundation, Bryan Brothers Foundation, Inspiring Children Foundation, Virgin Unite, and numerous other ATP / WTA / PGA Player Foundations.www.premierlive.com

About Mewhow:
The passion and initial focus of the Mehow brand grew out of founder Mike Richards’ lifelong love of music – making it, appreciating it, but above all sharing it. In a world where division threatens to drive us apart from one another, our mission is to connect people in the spirit of honesty, generosity and mutual support. The community we’ve built features a constellation of truly stellar human beings, whose expertise, whether it be technology, innovation or investment strategies, are united in our cause of building a brighter world. Our events bring together some of the world’s leading artists, brands and entrepreneurs and connect them with communities in need of support. Join us and help change the world for the better, one life at a time. www.mehowmusic.com

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