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A Night of Country 2017

A celebration of country music

We raised an extraordinary £1m for vulnerable children around the world.

Showstopping performances

Attended by Helena Bonham Carter, Ronnie WoodNatasha Kaplinsky and Myleene Klass, the evening raised an extraordinary £1m for vulnerable children around the world.

Grammy Award-winning American guitarist Duane Eddy, supermodel and musician Karen Elson, American blues musician Seasick Steve, ‘Queen of Rockabilly’ Imelda May, and chart-topping British sisters Ward Thomas all gave showstopping performances.

Speeches and donations

Karen Elson spoke movingly about her visit to Save the Children’s work in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, and Dora Loewenstein, one of Save the Children's vice-presidents, gave an inspiring speech about the life-saving impact of our Emergency Health Unit.

The night included a fantastic silent auction, with prizes including artwork by Marc Quinn, guitars signed by Duane Eddy and Seasick Steve, and the chance to enjoy drinks with Helena Bonham Carter and Heston Blumenthal.

Guests were phenomenally generous with their pledges of support – at one point giving over £200,000 in under 10 minutes.

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Our thanks

We are enormously 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.

Our sincere thanks go to everyone on event committee: 

  • Executive Director: Dora Loewenstein
  • Co-hosts: Helena Bonham Carter and Sir Alan Parker
  • Music Committee: Nick Angel, Matt Clifford, Nick Gatfield, Keith Harris, Bob Harris, Trudie Myerscough-Harris, David Ogilvy, Paul Pacifico, Tim Rice, Caryn Tomlinson, Jon Turner
  • Event Committee: Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Asli Arah, Alexander Armstrong, Felicia Brocklebank, Paddy Byng, Alison Green, Katrin Henkel, Natasha Kaplinsky, Ruth Kennedy, Rita Konig, Caroline Levy, Paul Lyon-Maris, Marc Quinn, Francesca Schwarzenbach, Lorraine Spencer, Cristina White.

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