UNICEF UK Ambassadors and High Profile Supporters Rita Ora, Sir Chris Hoy, Martin Bell and Emma Willis led this week’s fantastical turn out for Unicef UK’s ‘Twisted Tales’ Halloween Ball raising £435,054 to support Unicef’s life-saving work for children in danger around the world.
The bold and the beautiful descended on London’s Banqueting House for a Halloween experience like no other, with an interactive “twisted tales” themed champagne reception, a Beauty and the Feast dinner, and stellar performances from BRIT-award-winning Neneh Cherry and Unicef UK supporter Rita Ora.
Dinner guests heard from Unicef UK Ambassador Sir Chris Hoy about the vital work made possible by generous donations to Unicef, and guests pledged their support at a money-can’t-buy auction – with lots including a starring role in David Walliams’ new book, an exclusive visit to the set of The Crown with Unicef UK supporter Olivia Colman, and a velodrome cycling experience with Sir Chris Hoy.
Guests at the prestigious event also included Cel Spellman, Emma and Matt Willis, Ade Adepitan, Zeinab Badawi, and Lord Sebastian Coe.
Guest performer and Unicef UK supporter Rita Ora said: “It is such an honour to be here on behalf of Unicef UK tonight and I am so proud to be able to give my time to such an incredible evening. It’s not often you get to perform at an event which really will make such a huge difference, and as a supporter of the charity or many years I know the money raised this evening really will help those children around the world most in need. It’s been such a fun evening performing for everyone, and it was so incredible to see how many people gave so generously.”
Unicef UK Executive Director, Mike Penrose said, “I’m absolutely thrilled at the huge amount raised from this evening’s Halloween Ball. The money raised tonight will enable Unicef to deliver results for every child – especially those in the greatest need and in the hardest to reach areas. There has never been a more vital time for your support, and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who attended and gave so generously this evening.”
The money raised at Unicef UK’s Halloween Ball will help Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, support children in danger around the world. Since 2013, Unicef UK’s annual Halloween Ball has raised more than £4 million to support Unicef’s work.