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Save the Children Centenary Gala: HRH The Princess Royal, Poppy Delevingne, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones, Richard and Patricia Caring and David Walliams attended

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Save the Children held a Centenary Gala at the Roundhouse in London where a host of high profile people attended to raise funds for the charity. Poppy Delevingne, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones, Richard and Patricia Caring, Helena Bonham Carter, David Walliams, Sir Mo Farah and Myleene Klass were among those who attended the evening…


The Save the Children Centenary Gala was one of the most prestigious events to take place in London this month. The occasion began with an opening speech by HRH The Princess Royal who is Patron of Save the Children. She was joined on the night by leading figures from the worlds of sport, business, music and the arts. Poppy Delevingne attended with her husband James Cook. Helena Bonham Carter performed. Sir Mo Farah, Laura Bailey, Jon Snow and Claudia Winkleman were among guests. Richard Caring was joined by his wife Patricia Caring and longtime supporters of the charity, David Walliams and Luke Evans were present, as well as a host of other high profile guests.

The Save the Children charity began a hundred years ago when its founder, Eglantyne Jebb, had a vision to protect children and their rights. A public meeting was held in London’s Albert Hall to launch Save the Children with the remit to fight for children left sick and starving in Europe after the First World War. Since then, Save the Children has provided support for children when they need it most.

Poppy Delevingne attended the Save the Children event
Photo: Jeff Moore

Over 535 guests attended the Gala evening, which generated a huge fundraising boost for Save the Children, with over £1.4 million delivered through the likes of sponsorship, table sales and a silent auction. The silent auction featured over 70 lots and it welcomed remote bids via www.centenarygala.com for those who could not attend the event.

A cocktail reception got the evening off to a great start and allowed guests to mingle ahead of a delicious dinner.

Sophie Ellis Bextor arrives at Save the Children Centenary Gala
Photo: Jeff Moore

Those attending the event included David Walliams, who is an avid supporter of the charity. He opened the Centenary Pledge, along with Save the Children ambassador and Welsh actor, Luke Evans. They were joined by Olympic star, Sir Mo Farah.

Music stars were also in attendance with Emeli Sandé and Sophie Ellis-Bextor spotted at the busy gathering. Sophie attended with her husband, Richard Jones. Businessman Richard Caring was joined at the event by his wife Patricia Caring. Model Poppy Delevingne turned heads and Natasha Kaplinsky, Luke Evans, Helen Fielding, Thomasina Miers and Kirstie Allsopp were among guests.

Richard and Patricia Caring
Richard Caring and Patricia Caring at the Save The Children Centenary Gala
Photo: Dave Benett/Getty Images

Entertainment on the night included a short play. It was performed by Helena Bonham Carter, Sue Perkins and Joely Richardson. The play was drew on the story of Eglantyne Jebb. Helena Bonham Carter spoke of her admiration for Eglantyne Jebb, describing her as “a feminist activist before her time”.

Dinner on the evening was accompanied by a selection of wine including Clarendelle, inspired by Haut-Brion Blanc 2018 and Clarendelle, inspired by Haut-Brion Rouge 2015. It was generously donated by HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg on behalf of Domaine Clarence Dillon. Poppy Delevingne, Patricia Caring and Sophie Ellis-Bextor all looked striking in red dresses, meanwhile, DJ Cuppy wore green.

Find out more about the work of Save the Children at
https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/


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