WellChild to be beneficiary of 100 Women in Finance’s London Gala
100 Women in Finance (100WF), formerly 100 Women in Hedge Funds, in association with Prince Harry’s patronage of 100 Women in Finance’s Philanthropic Initiatives, will partner with WellChild in 2017.
WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for all seriously ill children, young people and their families across the UK.
100WF has a strong track record of supporting charities and has raised more than USD40 million (gross) for philanthropic causes in the areas of women’s and family health, education and mentoring.
The organisation is planning a number of fundraising and awareness raising events to benefit WellChild during 2017, including but not limited to “The Secret Life of Beefeaters: The Ceremony of the Keys and a Private Tour of the Tower of London” on 16 February. This year’s events culminate with 100WF’s annual London Gala, to be held in early October 2017.
The Duke of Cambridge became patron of 100WF’s philanthropic initiatives in late 2009. In late 2012, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined the Duke by becoming patrons.
Starting in January 2013, 100WF committed to focusing its UK philanthropic endeavours on charities in the Charities Forum of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, one for each year of the partnership.
The chosen charities, Action on Addiction in 2013, WellChild in 2014, The Art Room in 2015 and SkillForce in 2016, reflect 100WF’s three annually rotating philanthropic themes: mentoring, women’s and family health, and education.
Colin Dyer (pictured), chief executive of WellChild, says: “We are absolutely thrilled that 100 Women in Finance have chosen to partner with WellChild for a second time. We simply couldn’t continue to provide the care and support that we do to some of the UK’s most seriously ill children and their families without the help of partners like 100 Women in Finance. The numbers of children and young people needing help to get home from long-term hospital care is growing, so we’re looking forward to an exciting calendar of events which will raise essential funds to enable us to reach even more of the children, young people and families that need our help.”
Kathryn Graham, chair of the London board of 100WF, says: “100 Women in Finance is proud to support the vital work of WellChild in caring for and supporting seriously ill children and their families. We look forward to working with the WellChild team on a series of fundraising events and activities during 2017.”