By on

Singer Rod Stewart will perform at London’s annual “not to be missed event,” the Butterfly Ball, this coming May to raise money for the Caudwell Children charity.

Caudwell Children’s chief executive, Trudi Beswick, was quite happy with Stewart’s offer, reported StaffsLive: “We are thrilled that Rod has confirmed as our headline act and that he has kindly donated his time to the charity.”

The yearly gala, formerly called Legends Ball, is only one of Caudwell Children’s fundraising methods, but is the most attention-grabbing one, attended by a host of celebrities and charity supporters. It’s also the most lucrative, raising £1.5 million last year.

Frustrated by the cost of management, businessman John Caudwell created the charity in 2000 to steer donations directly to providing the much needed medical treatments, therapies and specialized equipment for children in the UK, bypassing any administration costs. According to the charity’s website, all management and administration expenses are paid for by Caudwell himself: “For every pound donated not one single penny is spent on overheads, salaries, rent, electricity, postage, stationary etc.”

“It is set to be an electrifying night,” says Beswick of the upcoming Ball, “and the money raised will all go to support children who desperately need our help.”

comments powered by Disqus

Latest news

Sheila E. Helps Put Music Back in Schools at Education Through Music-LA Gala

Sheila E. Helps Put Music Back in Schools at Education Through Music-LA Gala Dec 14, 2018

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Education Through Music-Los Angeles hosted its 13th Annual Benefit Gala at The Novo-Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles to raise funds for music instruction in disadvantaged LA County schools. More
More news