Actor and presenter James Corden told the 600 guests at the annual dinner of the Fed how the work of the Manchester welfare charity resonated with him. Addressing the audience he said that he was “happy to support the charity as my mum and sister are both social workers, so I’m well aware of the struggles they face and the funds that they need”.
A record 630 guests attended the London Hilton for the Anne Frank Trust’s lunch to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. In his address keynote speaker Education Secretary Michael Gove said that a nation should be judged on the way it treats its immigrants.
More than 200 guests including Holocaust survivors, Parliamentarians, Holocaust Educational Trust ambassadors and supporters gathered at the Houses of Parliament for the Lord Merlyn-Rees memorial lecture.
Two-hundred people attended a Claridge’s dinner held by the British Friends of Haifa University on Monday, honouring the educational contribution of Gerald Ronson and marking the university’s 40th anniversary.Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was the guest speaker at the event, which raised £250,000.
TV presenter Eamonn Holmes hosted Sunday’s dinner in aid of Langdon. Dinner chair Janice Livingstone said: “How fitting it is that in Langdon’s 21st year we are celebrating in Manchester where Langdon’s story began and continues to flourish.” The 500 guests at Lancashire County Cricket Club raised £250,000 for Langdon’s newest project, the Enterprise Centre
Ed Miliband commended Norwood's "important work" as he helped the charity to raise £14,000 at its third annual YN current affairs reception. The Labour Party leader said the charity "has a well deserved reputation for its vital services which allow thousands of people to achieve their goals".
Celebrities including Alesha Dixon, Theo Paphitis and Karren Brady joined guest speaker Mayor of London Boris Johnson and more than 1,200 Norwood supporters to help the charity raise £2.8 million at its annual gala dinner. Praising Norwood's work and the generosity of its supporters, the Mayor said: "Norwood shows the true spirit of the city of which I am so proud to be Mayor".