Glitzy London Ladies Lunch success
Models, reality stars, television presenters, musicians and former WAGs turned up to support a charity Ladies Lunch on Friday 11th October, 2019, at The Landmark London in Marylebone, to raise vital funds for disabled children.
Amongst those who attended the glitzy charity event were the model and accomplished amateur athlete Nell McAndrew, television presenter and TV personality Lizzy Cundy, the former fiancée of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, Elen Rivas, and TV presenter and interior designer Phil Turner.
Simon Webbe, the multi-talented actor, singer, DJ and music manager, who rose to fame in in the boy band Blue in 2001, hosted and performed at the exclusive event that raised funds for Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical support to disabled children and their families.
The 41-year-old, who sold over 15 million records worldwide with Blue, says that he was delighted to host the annual event.
He’s supported the charity on a number of occasions including hosting Caudwell Children’s flagship fundraiser the glitzy Butterfly Ball, held annually at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair.
The ‘London Ladies Lunch’ was an exclusive afternoon of fashion, food, beauty and entertainment where guests enjoyed Champagne whilst browsing stalls featuring local and national retailers of luxury goods; including handbags, clothing, jewellery and beauty products.
Headline act for the afternoon, which ran from 11.00am-3.30pm, was Alison Wheeler, who sold over 15 million albums as one of the lead singers with the Beautiful South.
She entertained the audience with a perfectly crafted set of songs that included the much loved Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her and Dream A Little Dream.
“It was a wonderful afternoon and were sere so pleased to be joined by a number of our beneficiaries and their families,” enthused Kate McMahon, Events Manager at Caudwell Children. “They had a fantastic time and it was great to see the mums and dads taking a much needed break from regular doctor and hospital appointments.”
Nell McAndrew was thrilled to attend the event. As she explained: “I’m really pleased to continue supporting Caudwell Children and it was a fantastic afternoon.
“Simon was a wonderful host and everyone loved listening to Alison perform and I’m so glad the day has been such a success.
“The money raised will allow children and their families to lead happier lives.”
Tickets included a two course gourmet lunch, luxury goody bag and an invite to an After Party at the London nightclub Mahiki, just off Piccadilly.
The nightclub is the favourite haunt of royals including Prince William and Harry and celebrates such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton.
Since 2000 Caudwell Children has helped over 45,000 children with services worth over £43 million.
The charity is unique in that a single benefactor covers all the administration and management costs so that 100% of all donations go directly to the children it supports.
You can find out about more Caudwell Children events here.