On Thursday 17 October 2019, Anton Mosimann OBE hosted our 16th anniversary Gala Dinner at Mosimann’s Club in Belgravia.
During the evening, guests enjoyed a Champagne reception followed by a delicious six-course meal. Colin Sheaf, Chairman of Bonhams UK, and his wife Annie conducted our auction. With the kindness generosity of our guests this year, we were able to to raise an incredible £54,356 during the evening.
These funds will enable us to empower more disadvantaged and vulnerable people across the UK through our creative projects. A particular focus of the evening was raising funds towards working with participants suffering from mental ill-health. In our recent blog post, Dr. Richard Corrigall, a consultant adolescent psychiatrist at Snowsfields Adolescent Unit, potently comments on the relationship of creativity and mental health. “Imagine you’ve got a mental illness, you’ve been in hospital – you can be very self-destructive or self-critical. So we try to restore some kind of faith and self-esteem, and I think creative things can be really good at that. To recover is therefore to restore yourself…”
We are extremely grateful to everyone who generously supported our vital cause during the Gala Dinner.