Maria Bravo, Eva Longoria, Melanie Griffith, Paloma Faith at the X Global Gift Gala London 201901-11-2019
Maria Bravo, Eva Longoria, Melanie Griffith, Paloma Faith, and more at the X Global Gift Gala London 2019
The Global Gift Foundation celebrated on Thursday 17 October 2019, in London, the tenth anniversary of its Global Gift Gala After 10 years in the British capital, with the support of some of the most important personalities in the world, and the delivery of funds to different NGOs.
|Maria Bravo, Patricia Santamarina, Carlos Sobera, Melanie Griffith, Eva Longoria, Gary Dourdan @ X Global Gift Gala Londres 2019
The Kimpton Fitzroy London was the scene of this celebration that rewards the empowerment of women and helps children and women in need of food, hospital, education or other needs such as social inclusion or empowerment of women.
The creator and organizer of the event, the Spanish actress and businesswoman Maria Bravo, was accompanied by two of her best friends, Eva Longoria and Melanie Griffith, as well as other global ambassadors such as actor and presenter Carlos Sobera, businesswoman and producer Patricia Santamarina, or actors Lorena Bernal and Gary Dourdan.
Other British personalities such as Amanda Holden, Denise Van Outen, Nilam Holmes or ambassadors of the foundation such as Robert Pires or Katie Piper, among many others, also chose to support the humanitarian work of the Spanish in the British capital.
During the gala presented by actor, writer, and presenter David Walliams, the Foundation presented six awards that honored the solidarity work and social commitment, as well as actions that improve the lives of children and women inside and outside England.
|Robert Pires ganador del Global Gift Excellence Award @ X Global Gift Gala Londres 2019
Simon Cowell – Global Gift Philanthropist Award
- Robert Pires – Global Gift Excellence Award
- H. E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg – Global Gift Humanitarian Award
- Brian Travers – Global Gift Humanitarian Award
- Paloma Faith – Global Gift Women Empowerment Award
"Congratulations to Eva, Maria, and Melanie on the tenth Global Gift Gala. Harold Tillman told me that he has chosen Variety as this year's beneficiary charity for his 70th birthday. (...) I'm sorry I can't be there tonight, but we hope to see you soon". James Corden exclaimed through a video message
Maria Bravo, for her part, explained: "I am delighted to join forces with the Eva Longoria and Variety Foundation (...) Their work transforms the lives of so many disabled and disadvantaged young people in our communities; to a large extent, this is achieved thanks to our sponsors Kimpton Fitzroy London, Eyebrowqueen, Sheeva London and Maupy Worldwide, as well as many other contributors (...)".
"Recognising Simon Cowell for his philanthropic work seemed most appropriate, given the nature of the three charities involved in this Gala (...). Simon has offered extensive support to numerous charities over many years, particularly those that support children. We are very happy to acknowledge their hard work," said Maria Bravo.
Eva Longoria Baston added, "It is a pleasure to partner with the Global Gift Foundation and Variety the Children's Charity for this year's Global Gift Gala. It's always a special night, but this year we reward some incredibly deserving philanthropists".
In addition, Harold Tillman CBE, Chief Barker and Chairman of the Variety Board, added: "It is Variety's 70th anniversary, so the Global Gift Gala is such an important celebration for us: Simon Cowell is a great supporter of Variety, known as the show business charity, which has helped more than one million children. I would also like to thank David Walliams for hosting the gala and for being Variety's 70th birthday ambassador, we are extremely grateful to him for his generous commitment".
The Moshiri family was also given an important recognition in appreciation of their unconditional and continued commitment and support for the Global Gift Foundation and Global Gift House.
The generous hearts gathered at the Global Gift Gala raised an outstanding amount of funds for the 3 charities involved.
Silent and live auctions were held throughout the night.
The highlight of the evening was the masterpiece generously donated by leading British artist, Global Gift Ambassador and Global Gift Humanitarian Award, Sacha Jafri, which was auctioned for GBP 250,000.
Looking out for the children
During Maria Bravo's stay in London, she visited, together with Eva Longoria and Melanie Griffith, Vale School to learn, first hand, about the excellent work that Variety does with children with special needs.
It was a very emotional and rewarding morning receiving love from the children.
Variety improves the lives of sick, disabled or disadvantaged children and young people. Variety does this by providing practical help (such as Sunshine Coaches, wheelchairs and specific equipment) and memorable childhood experiences.
|Durante su estancia en Londres, Maria Bravo, Eva Longoria y Melanie Griffith, visitaron la Escuela Vale. 2019
On 15 October, Maria Bravo was invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate Variety's 70th anniversary, where she had the pleasure of meeting His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. Eva Longoria and Melanie Griffith accompanied her.
It was an emotional evening celebrating Variety and her accomplishments. Harrold Tillman TBE, president of Variety, delivered a wonderful speech recognizing the work done by Maria Bravo and the Global Gift Foundation.
The Global Gift Foundation is already working on its next Global Gift Gala to be held in Dubai on December 17. It will be the seventh edition of the Gala in the Emirates where Eva Longoria and Melanie Griffith have already confirmed their attendance.
Global Gift Foundation
The Global Gift Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization whose goal is to create positive change in the development, well-being, health care and social inclusion of the most vulnerable. The Foundation helps provide shelter, food, clothing, education, medical care and other vital needs to vulnerable groups, particularly children and women in need.
Created in 2013 by Maria Bravo, the foundation supports projects from different organizations around the world and recently launched its own Global Gift House, a multifunctional center for children with rare or chronic diseases located in the city of Marbella.
Eva Longoria Foundation
The Eva Longoria Foundation helps Latina girls complete their education so they can go to college and allows women to reach their full potential by providing empowerment training through education and entrepreneurship.
Sobre Variety, the Children’s Charity
Variety believes that neither disability nor disadvantage should prevent a child from reaching his full potential. This year, Variety will celebrate its 70th anniversary in the United Kingdom, founded in October 1949. At this time, the organization has supported almost one million disabled and disadvantaged children.
Variety was launched in the United States in 1928 and is the oldest international children's charity. It has divisions in 13 countries (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Jersey, Republic of Ireland, France, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Barbados, and the Eastern Caribbean) that help children at the local community level.
Kimpton Fitzroy London
Kimpton Fitzroy London was launched in October 2018. Overlooking Bloomsbury's Russell Square and clad in terracotta thé-au-lait, the hotel was originally designed by Charles Fitzroy Doll in 1898.
In its new guise as Kimpton Fitzroy London, it features 334 rooms and suites, ranging from single and city rooms to 39 suites, some overlooking Russell Square.
The hotel also features four restaurants and bars, Neptune, Fitz's, Burr and Co. and Palm Court, as well as eight meeting and event spaces and a ballroom.
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