Children in Crisis gala raises £75,000 for forgotten women and children

Children in Crisis Patron, Sarah, Duchess of York (centre) with actress Sally Phillips (left) and Children in Crisis Trustee Julia Streets (right)
Children in Crisis Patron, Sarah, Duchess of York (centre) with actress Sally Phillips (left) and Children in Crisis Trustee Julia Streets (right)
 

On 15 March 2018, Children in Crisis friends and supporters raised an incredible £75,000 for forgotten women and children at our annual gala dinner. Taking place at BADA 2018, the night was billed as the greatest show on earth, with guests treated to illusions and circus-style performances. 

Actress and Ring Mistress for the evening, Sally Phillips, was on hand to introduce the night's proceedings in spectacular comedic fashion as well as highlighting the problem that Children in Crisis is tackling - the lack of education for isolated women and children in conflict-affected countries. 

Our Patron, Sarah, Duchess of York took centre stage to remind guests of the reason why she founded Children in Crisis in 1993 - to help forgotten children - and how they could help now by bidding on auction lots. Our silent and live auctions contained a wonderful array of items, which were kindly donated to us by our prize donors (thank you).  

On the night, guests helped us to raise £75,000 towards our work in helping forgotten women and children. This will help fund projects like our Village Savings and Loans Associations and Community Based Education Centres, which empower women through education and literacy so they can become more financially independent and support themselves and their children into education. 

Hostess with mostest: Sally Phillips
The Duchess of York (centre) with actor Alex Macqueen (right)