On Saturday 18th November, the 8th annual Global Gift Gala London, with honorary chair Eva Longoria Bastón took place at the Corinthia Hotel, London, the Gala, compered by TV legend Konnie Huq with performances from internationally acclaimed soprano Seia Lee, Britain’s Got Talent winner, Tokio Myers, Heather Small, singer/songwriter Steve Edwards and many more.

The Global Gift Gala is a unique international initiative from the Global Gift Foundation, a charity founded by Maria Bravo that is dedicated to philanthropic events worldwide; to help raise funds and make a difference towards children and women across the globe.

This year organisations set to benefit from the gala include The Global Gift Foundation, The Eva Longoria Foundation, which focuses on women’s education and entrepreneurship; and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity which helps fund the hospital’s most urgent needs and supports  seriously ill children treated at the hospital.

Dame Joan Collins was presented with the Global Gift Philanthropic Award in recognition of her philanthropic and professional accomplishments.  The award was created to recognise outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through exceptional philanthropic service, activism, and whose accomplishments are consistent with the goals of the Global Gift Foundation.

The other award winner on the evening was international soul and RnB singing superstar Maxwell. He received an award for his philanthropic work over many years.

It was such a fantastic evening and over £400K was raised – Victoria Beckham even helped raise £20K by taking off her shoes and earrings that she was wearing and putting them up for auction, along with her matching clutch bag!

We already can’t wait for next year!  But first, we have the Global Gift Gala in Dubai….


Sam Meegan