Last night we hosted the launch event for the charity foundation (the Gender Rights & Equality Action Trust) that, along with broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, human rights lawyer Jason McCue, and philanthropist Karen Ruimy, I am a Trustee of.
The event raised a fabulous £500,000.00 to help underwrite the costs of a number of projects in Africa that are focused towards raising awareness of issues of gender inequality, or actual projects on the ground.
Here are some photographs of some of our guests attending the launch event and who helped us to raise such a fabulous sum of money. They are, in order of display:
The four Trustees of GREAT (from the left, myself, Mariella, Karen and Jason); Mariella overseeing proceedings; Nick Clegg and Miriam Gonzales; Colin and Livia Firth; Laura Bailey, Eric Fellner and Sarah Brown; Livia Firth, Karen Ruimy and Mariella; Cuba Gooding Jnr; Colin Firth and Jason; Jemima Khan; Laura Baily and Jonathan Yeo, Jonathan Yeo; and Helen and Colin David; Mariella and Sarah Brown.
For more information: www.thegreatinitiative.com