A spectacular international charity fund raising event celebrating the best of film festivals in London.

The Splendours of the Commonwealth fundraising event is once again being hosted at the May Fair Hotel, the official host hotel for London’s film festivals, on Monday 28th September 2015.

This year’s daring event, taking place during the autumn film festival season in London, includes film, music and dance from countries around the Commonwealth.

The centerpiece is a 30 minute screening of a film featuring a CCLEF sponsored girl, “Nancy A One Girl Revolution”. Nancy Tomee, who has already been internationally recognised for her work by the UN and the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, has been successfully campaigning against FGM in the Pokot Tribal area of Kenya.

NANCY in Kenya

Splendours of the Commonwealth 2015

Splendours of the Commonwealth 2015 is a glittering, thought provoking and unforgettable occasion of film, entertainment and fund raising, taking place during the film festivals season in London.

Thc63n8 002is year’s spectacular evening is being organised by trustees, friends and sponsors of the Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF) and features a post film 20 minute Q & A panel which will be chaired by Bianca Jagger*.

Our panel includes Sara Nason, film maker; Professor Sara Chandler, Vice President of the Federation of European Bar Associations and Dr Joanna Nurse, Head of Health and Education,  Commonwealth Secretariat.

Our guest list comprises celebrities, members of the Diplomatic community of the Commonwealth, CCLEF supporters and senior influential women representing UK business, education and global women’s campaigns.

On arrival, guests will be welcomed by representatives from CCLEF’s board of Trustees who are hosting the evening. Once inside the exclusive Mayfair venue, guests will be served champagne and canapés. They will have time to view the artworks on sale before being led to their seats by musicians ACD-arts Ltd from Uganda to watch the Garba365 dancers perform traditional North Indian folk dancing with a twist.

The evening includes a fund-raising prize draw and sale of artworks created by CCLEF girls and their friends as well as colourful Bollywood dancing with Jay Kumar and DanceAsia .

All monies raised on the evening will go directly to sponsor girls’ secondary education in parts of the Commonwealth where, without financial assistance, they would not be able to afford to go to school.

Desert canapés and drinks will be served towards the end of this evening, providing a perfect networking opportunity.

* Subject to no higher priority commitment arising in the UN.

The event


Monday 28 September 2015, 6.00-9.30pm


The May Fair Hotel

Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT
United Kingdom


If you would like to buy tickets, please click here or contact us directly.

Make a donation

If you would like to support our work, you can donate directly to our fund through the link below. Your donation will go towards our secondary/high school sponsorship scheme through which over bright but needy girls from Commonwealth countries benefit annually.


Splendours of the Commonwealth is an important and exciting fund raising event which brings together many of the friends, supporters and partners of the Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF).

The CCLEF was formed out of the suffrage movement in the 1920s and promotes the education of girls and young women. The Commonwealth Countries League (CCL) supports the work of the CCLEF with the help of the High Commissions in London through the annual Commonwealth Fair and other fundraising events.

The CCLEF helps girls in Commonwealth countries to complete their secondary education in cases where, for economic reasons, this might not otherwise be possible

The CCLEF has sponsored thousands of capable girls through secondary education since 1967. Today we are sponsoring over 400 girls in 30 low economy Commonwealth countries across the Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Without our help, these girls would not otherwise receive an education and their lives would be very different indeed.

The success of Splendours 2015 will enable even more girls to benefit from a life-changing education, something that we often take for granted in our own more affluent society.


We are honoured to have so many friends and supporters who continue to help us to make this event a reality. Specifically we want to thank and recognise the companies and individuals listed here. Our Partners

Contact us

By post:

Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF)
Administrative Secretary
58 Morant Place
Commerce Road, London N22 8HT
United Kingdom

By phone:

+ 44 (0) 208 888 7115


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