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A Night of Motown 2016

Our musical odyssey returned

The evening raised an extraordinary £2.1m for children around the world.

Over 360 guests were transported from Motown’s roots in sixties' Detroit, through to the modern artists who are still inspired by this incredible blend of soul, R’n’B, gospel and pop.

Motown legends

Performances featured Mary Wilson, founder of The Supremes, the legendary Tito Jackson from the Jackson 5, soul-pop sensation John Newman, singer songwriter Lemar and a surprise return performance by Beverley Knight who had the whole room on their feet.

Stories of our work

Offering inspiring stories about our work were Sir Alan Parker, Chair of Save the Children International, and Dora Loewenstein, who spoke movingly about her visit to Zaatari refugee camp.

The night’s fundraising included live and silent auctions, with fantastic prizes including Stevie Wonder’s very own harmonica, original artwork by Tim Burton and the chance to watch an England football match with none other than David Beckham.

We are so grateful to the evening’s hosts, Sir Alan Parker and Helena Bonham Carter, and to our generous sponsor and longstanding charity partner, RB, as well as everyone who attended and supported.

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Our thanks

With our sincere thanks to everyone on the event committee: Dora Loewenstein (Event Director), Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Nick Angel, Asli Arah, Alexander Armstrong, Felicia Brocklebank, Paddy Byng, Matt Clifford, Dr Genevieve Davies, Hani Farsi, Alison Green, Maxine Hargreaves, Jade Hargreaves-Adams, Keith Harris, Sydney Ingle-Finch, Natasha Kaplinsky, Ruth Kennedy, Rita Konig, Paul Lyon-Maris, Tamar Manoukian, Paul Pacifico, Clarice Pecori Giraldi, Marc Quinn, Tim Rice, David Ross, Robert Saville, Francesca Schwarzenbach, Christopher Sharp, Suzanne Sharp, Babatunde Soyoye, Claudia Soyoye, Lorraine Spencer, Caryn Tomlinson, Jon Turner and Cristina White.

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