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The Winter Gala 2017

Where powerful magic was created

We raised over £970,000 and counting for our vital work around the world.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Guests stepped inside the magical world of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in celebration of the 20th anniversary since its publication.

The event raised over £970,000 and counting, for our vital work around the world, ensuring that more children will survive, learn and be protected.

Guests including Save the Children Ambassadors and supporters including Joely Richardson, Luke Evans, Laura Bailey, Myleene KlassSir Mo Farah, Kirstie Allsopp, Natasha Kaplinsky, Prue Leith and stars from the film Helena Bonham Carter and Helen McCory who arrived to find the Guildhall transformed into the Wizarding World. From Platform 9 ¾, they journeyed into Diagon Alley to enjoy spellbinding cocktails, before taking their seats in the Great Hall.  

A surprise performance by world-famous magician Dynamo led into a fantastic Live Auction, where guests bid on astonishing prizes including a one-on-one magic lesson with the Magician Impossible himself.

Photos from the magical evening can be seen here.

With thanks...

We would like to thank our wonderful Gala Committee for making the evening possible:
  • Arabella Duffield (Co-Chair)
  • Farran Tozer Brown (Co-Chair)
  • Jackie Annesley
  • Emma Askari
  • Laura Bailey
  • Leonora Bamford
  • Myrtle Barrow
  • Leigh Bataillon
  • Suzanne Brais
  • Emily Crompton-Candy
  • Claudia Crow
  • Poppy Delevingne
  • Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst
  • Fiammetta Egalini
  • Karen Elson
  • Vanessa Ford
  • Louise Galvin
  • Azzi Glasser
  • Susan Greco
  • Emily Hambro
  • Kate Isitt
  • Fernanda Jess
  • Zein Kurdi
  • Charlotte Macleod
  • Leigh Message
  • Alexandra Mousavizadeh
  • Sumru Ramsey
  • Kadee Ratibor
  • Joely Richardson
  • Tarka Russell

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