The organisers of one of the UK’s most prestigious charity ball have today announced that it will once again return to Grosvenor House in Mayfair, London on Wednesday June 22nd 2016.
The Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball is renowned for its celebrity guest list and word class entertainment, which in recent years has included performances from Lionel Ritchie, Kylie Minogue, Rod Stewart and Robbie Williams.
The event, now in its 10th year, has raised nearly £20million for Caudwell Children who provide life changing services for thousands of disabled children living in the UK.
Speaking at the 2015 Butterfly Ball, Rod Stewart said: “Penny and I are asked to be ambassadors of so many charities but if you spread yourself too thin, it doesn’t mean anything. So we keep it to about three or four and we both love this charity.”
Caudwell Children was founded in 2000 by the philanthropist John Caudwell; since that time the charity has grown to become one of the largest independent providers of support for disabled children in the UK.
Chief Executive, Trudi Beswick, said: “The Butterfly Ball is our flagship fundraising event and the money raised has literally changed the lives of thousands of the country’s most disadvantaged children. For such an important event we pull out all the stops to give our guests an experience they will never forget. This year will be no different and I look forward to announcing the details of our entertainment in the coming weeks.”
About Caudwell Children
To date Caudwell Children has provided services worth over £37million to over 20,000 children with over 560 different medical conditions. The charity is committed to changing the lives of children by providing specialist direct family support, equipment, treatment and therapy as well as its annual ‘Destination Dreams’ holiday and their Enable Sport service.
Caudwell Children was registered in March 2000 and is widely recognised as one of the country’s fastest growing children’s charities. Since its inception the charity has doubled every pound raised, achieved through supplier partnerships, which means every pound donated works even harder.
The charity was founded by philanthropist, John Caudwell, whose vision was to create a sustainable children’s charity that offered benefactors’ transparency and peace of mind that 100% of their donation was being used to directly change children’s lives.
By donating the cost of the charity’s annual management and administration overheads, John has guaranteed an efficient way for individuals and businesses to change the lives of thousands of sick and disabled children living in the UK.
John Caudwell remains the charity’s largest benefactor and sits as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
The charity’s ambassadors include Peter Andre, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Hurley, Rod and Penny Stewart, Rachel Stevens, Sir Bruce Forsyth and singer, Robbie Williams.