Join Us for An amazing CHARITY GALA DINNER celebrating 50 years sponsoring girls education

Join us on Friday 27 October at the May Fair Hotel

This year we are celebrating 50 years of commitment and dedication to girls education and the highlight of our celebrations is a 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the 5-star The May Fair Hotel, London on Friday 27 October 2017.

The evening includes a welcome reception in The Atrium, which will be followed by a three course meal in the stunning Crystal Room. There will be plenty of opportunities for fund-raising, with a raffle, live and silent auctions of must-have experiences and items. There will also be a live band  providing  music for dancing until carriages at midnight.

Tickets are now available at £100 donation per person. Corporate donations are at £150 per person or £1500 for a sponsored table of ten.  Sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact us for more details.

This glittering fundraising Charity Gala Dinner will feature the popular Ngāti Rānana London Māori Club, as well as Sue MacGregor CBE, who is probably one of BBC radio’s most familiar voices having presented Woman’s Hour and the Today Programme for many years,  and Jonty Hearnden who is one of the most recognisable faces on TV when it comes to antiques and collectables. Also present will be Louisa Service OBE, whose mother Alice Hemming OBE was the founder of the education fund, our patrons and invited guests from the diplomatic community, our donors, supporters and friends.

The CGEF, formerly known as the Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund, sponsors girls of ability through secondary school where, without financial assistance, they would be unable or unlikely to continue.

Almost 3,000 girls living in some of the most disadvantaged and remote places have been sponsored by the CGEF in 40 Commonwealth countries since 1967. The vast majority of our Alumnae are now adults, some are in their ‘60s’!

During 2016/17, the CGEF sponsored 355 girls in 32 Commonwealth countries. 146 of these girls graduated during the year with ‘O’ or ‘A’ levels, the rest are making excellent progress in the lower years of secondary school.

It costs an average £500 to sponsor a girl for one year and girls are usually sponsored for an average of four years.

Thank you for your support. Your ticket donation is a fantastic opportunity to show your commitment and passion for such a worthwhile cause that directly impacts the lives of so many girls in so many low and middle economy Commonwealth communities. If you would like to buy tickets, please click here or contact us directly.

Read Stories About our girls

We have wonderful stories going back 50 years, demonstrating the great impact these girls can have on their families and communities.