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Lessons for Life Gala Dinner

5th December 2018

We celebrated the eleventh annual Lessons for Life Gala Dinner in the wonderful setting of  The Artillery Gardens at the HAC. Our amazing guests helped us raise over £800,000 towards our work in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The gala dinner was an excellent opportunity to gather our friends and supporters, including key stakeholders from Liberty Global as well as key members of the media, consultancy, banking and legal sectors. This year we were joined by over 400 guests for a fantastic evening hosted by our Co-Chairmen Andrea Salvato and Manuel Kohnstamm, as well as a teacher we supported, Annet Kayesu. She gave a tremendous speech and spoke about how much we supported her to return to education and supported her mother to start her own Ghee making business.




"If I was not supported by you and Lessons for Life, I would have been married off a long time ago and would be facing a lot of challenges because I would marry not because of my choice, but because I would be looking for survival. So, I thank you for saving me." Annet Kayesu 

Guests heard about Lessons for Life's work over the past 10 years, check out our 10 year highlight video here.

We are really proud of our achievements, and delighted that we could share them with the people who make that possible, our supporters. We are hugely grateful to all those who supported the event – from companies who took tables to those who donated and bid for auction prizes; the night would not have been possible without you. Thank you.

If you’ve been inspired to get involved in one of our events, please take a look at what’s on. Click here to learn more about our work on the ground in Africa.

Photography credits: Mark Chivers Photography.