ALG GALA EVENT 2017
On the 9th March 2017, A Little Gesture A Great Help hosted its Gala Event at the Portuguese Embassy in London. It was a memorable evening which raised thousands of Little Gestures to our c.2’500 children in Mozambique!
Held in the beautiful historic surroundings of the Ambassador’s private residence, back five years after the ALG Launch event, the evening gathered over 220 guests from diverse nationalities and backgrounds raising almost £77 thousand. The atmosphere was joyful and everyone was united by a common goal: to improve the conditions of life of underprivileged children in Mozambique.
Guests were moved by the heart touching documentary Tales of Resilience, as documentarists Niko Tsogka and Mattias Reiniger welcomed us into the harsh lives of hardworking Racilia, the brave Arone and our very own hip-hop talents Lenço and Ernesto. The invitees were delighted with the gourmet cocktail dinner served by ALG Patron Chef Nuno Mendes while enjoying renowned portuguese wines from Quinta do Pinto and Herdade do Rocim. The Silent Auction and Raffles gathered a wide array of interesting and one-off items to raise funds for ALG’s local operations while Sotheby’s drove a Live Auction with fantastic travel, art and jewelry opportunities. The evening raised a total of £76,724 and just 11% of these represented catering, serving staff, AV/IT and 3rd party auction and ticket management costs.