Friday, 8 November
 6:30 PM - Registration & Drinks Reception
 7:00 PM - Evening Programme Begins
 11:30 PM - Carriages

Party Attire: Cocktail Dresses/Suits (ties   optional)


Event Location:
 1901 Ballroom
 Andaz Hotel
 40 Liverpool St
 London EC2M 7QN
(1901 entrance is to the left of the main hotel entrance and is adjacent to the Liverpool Street Station)

Fundraising Activities:
 - Raffle, Silent Auction & Donations
 Note: Credit Card & Cash payments will be available


08 Nov - Thank you for visiting our website.  Ticket Sales are now closed.  

Our Special Guests at the Gala & Charity Auction

Anthea Turner


   Gala Speaker & No 3 Patron 

In addition to her successful career as an Actress, TV & Radio presenter and author, Anthea is the Patron of Oasis Community Housing's No 3 Project.  

We are thrilled to have Anthea joining us on this important evening to share her stories working with disadvantaged young women and her role as Patron of the No 3 Project.  

Steve Chalke MBE

Steve Chaulke Oasis

Gala Speaker & No 3 Founder  

Founder of the Oasis Charitable Trust, Baptist Minister, Author, a former United Nations Special Advisor on Human Trafficking and social activist

Lesley Abdela, MBE

Lesley Abdela

 Zonta UK Centennial Award Recipient

We are proud to announce Lesley Abdela as the recipient of this important award.   

Lesley Julia Abdela MBE is a British expert on women's rights and representation. She has worked as an adviser in 40 different countries to governments and IGOs, NGOs and the European Commission. She is also a broadcaster and women's rights campaigner.

Lea Jakobiak


 Master of Ceremony 

Lea is Head of Content at Zena Media. She has spent over a decade producing videos for some of the world's biggest broadcasters and brands.

Alexandra Lidgerwood (Performing)


   A graduate of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, London based soprano Alexandra Lidgerwood made her role debut in Menotti’s ‘The Consul’ as Anna Gomez for Gertrude Opera. Since then she has performed the roles of Papagena (The Magic Flute) Bastienne (Bastien Bastienne) Lisbeth (Bach’ s Coffee Cantata) and Adina in Donizetti’s ‘Elisir d’Amore’ for the Mediterranean Opera Festival. Upcoming performances include Musetta in ‘La Boheme’.

Anne-Isabel Meyer (Performing)


An acclaimed London-based cellist, Anne-Isabel Meyer can be seen performing annually at the Fringe in Edinburgh.

Sponsored Charities

zonta international fund - Ending child marriage (UNICEF)



30% of profit from the Gala will go to Ending Child Marriage (Zonta in partnership with UNICEF)

Worldwide, almost 650 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday and an estimated 280 million more girls are at risk of becoming brides. If current trends continue, the number of girls and women married as children will reach nearly 1 billion by 2030.

Zonta International has committed US$2,000,000 to UNICEF USA to support the UNICEF/UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage in 12 countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

Zonta also supports the global charity Girls Not Brides by fundraising to support global initiatives.  

OASIS COMMUNITY Housing - No. 3 Project, Southwark

                    70% of profit from the Gala will go to the No. 3 Project

Far too many young girls and women face a childhood in and out of the care system or in abusive relationships with boyfriends, partners or parents. Many end up homeless, sleeping rough or in hostels. Drug and alcohol addiction and even prostitution can become commonplace. Many also experience depression and mental ill-health.

Since opening its doors in 1990 the No.3 Project in Southwark has successfully supported hundreds of young women aged between 16 and 25 who have had these kind of life experiences. No. 3 offers accommodation and 24 hour support in a large house is a home to 16 young women who generally stay in the programme from 12-24 months as they build towards independent living.

Who are Zonta International?

 Zonta International is a leading global NGO founded 100 years ago in 1919 that has over 29,000 members in 63 countries working together to improve the lives of women and girls through service and advocacy.

Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights, and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.

In the UK we are proud to have three Zonta Clubs that work internationally and with the local community to achieve Zonta's mission.

  • Zonta Club of the City of London 
  • Zonta Club of London II 
  • Zonta Club of Guildford


How you can help....

Become a Premium Sponsor


£3,000 Sponsorship includes

  • Premium location table for 10 
  • Your logo on the "red carpet" photo backdrop
  • Sponsor recognition in Gala brochure
  • Sponsorship mention in post event related press release and social media 

Become an Event Supporter


Can't participate on the evening but still want to support these wonderful charities?

£1,500 Supporter donation includes

  • Your Logo on the "red carpet" photo backdrop
  • Supporter recognition in the Gala brochure 

Donate Auction Items


Can you (or someone you know) donate a...

  • Vacation home?
  • Spa weekend for two?
  • Art work or Jewellery?
  • Special experience? 
  • Skills to offer (chef? professional advice?)
  • Wine?
  • Event tickets?

The opportunities are endless when you are creative about how you can contribute...

Please contact Dianne Jeans at 

Questions? Suggestions? Want to get involved? Send us an email...

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