Pratham UK Gala – Over £450,000 raised in one evening

Pratham UK’s annual Gala was held on the 14th of October at the spectacular Landmark Hotel in London and was attended by some of the most prominent personalities in the British Asian community.

The evening began with a stunning fashion show by the legendary Satya Paul; a feast of colour, fabric and texture wearing jewellery from JADAU and produced by Events by Hajira, followed by an introduction song by the vivacious Raageshwari and the wonderful children from the Bharati Vidya Bhavan.

Our guest speakers included Mrs. Neerja Birla and Mr. Rakesh Agrawal (Deputy Mayor of London) and our brand ambassador, Bollywood Actress Aditi Rao Hydari who were supported by Channel 4’s Krishnan Gurumurthy as the MC.

Hugh Edmeades, then worked his magic with the guests, through the auctions, encouraging them to dig deep for Pratham.

The evening ended with Raageshwari rocking the house with her catchy tunes and her energetic performance supported by Akademi South Asian Dance and the dancers from Shiamak Davar, London.

A big thank you to UBS for sponsoring the event and UBS Optimus for matching 20% of donations made via a UBS account.

On behalf of all of us at Pratham, we would like to thank all our supporters, donors, speakers, performers, volunteers and guests who made our gala truly a night to remember.