International Day of the Girl Child 2018

We were one of the eight partner charities benefiting from BARDOU Foundation's celebrity dinner

Wellbeing of Women was one of the eight partner charities benefiting from BARDOU Foundation’s celebrity dinner event for International Day of the Girl 2018.

Game of Thrones actress Laura Pradelska and Love Island star Laura Anderson were at the former Annabel’s in Berkeley Square to represent Wellbeing of Women.

Celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clarke, his partner Kelly Simpkin and TV presenter Anthea Turner were also Wellbeing of Women ambassadors for the event.

The star-studded dinner aimed to raise awareness and funds for vulnerable girls and women.

“After meeting with Alice Pakenham of Wellbeing of women I realised how vital their work is. They fund innovative, pioneering medical research, to tackle health issues in three key areas: gynecological cancers; pregnancy and birth, including premature birth and miscarriage. With so many brave people recently speaking up about their own health issues, I also want to help women break the taboo and feel more comfortable in sharing and talking about health problems. That’s why I am delighted to announce I will be joining Wellbeing of Women as one of their Ambassadors,” said Laura Pradelska.

Laura Anderson, Runner up Love Island 2018, said: “I personally underwent a LLETZ operation which is the laser treatment used to remove a large area of abnormal cells in the cervix. Without Wellbeing of Women research over the past 54 years I and many others could be at this very moment suffering from cervical cancer or, heaven forbid, not be here at all. The fact that in 2018 women’s reproductive health is still a taboo subject is shocking and more reason to support the underfunded research. Something needs to change. Women are the future.”

Two women sat at a golden barBritish businessman Richard Caring kindly donated the use of the famous venue. His events team at Urban Caprice put together a spectacular menu with wine pairing for guests on the evening.

Kelly Simpkin said: “As a daughter, sister & mother the Wellbeing of Women is a charity close to my heart. So much work & research goes into improving and saving the lives of women and babies, they do wonders! I want to help raise as much awareness as possible.”

Nicky Clarke added: “Kelly and I are delighted to be supporting Wellbeing of Women. Women’s health often gets overlooked and is underfunded which is why we want to help raise awareness for the charity’s vital work. It’s particularly close to my heart since our baby was born.

“We can’t wait to get involved and champion women’s health.”

Geri Horner (formerly Halliwell) hosted the night and the live auction.

“I’m supporting Wellbeing Of Women to say ‘thank you’ for looking after us,” said Anthea Turner.

“The beauty of this spectacular event lies in the combined efforts of the organisers, sponsors, attendees and donors from all over the world, that have come together to support the outstanding efforts of eight exceptional charities working tirelessly to create promising futures for thousands of under-privileged women and girls around the world,” said: Charlotte De’Davis, Founder of The BARDOU Foundation

The BARDOU Foundation champions women and provides resources to help them shape their professional future.

Find out more here.

L-R: Kelly Simpkin & Nicky Clarke and Anthea Turner. Photo credit: Neil Stoddart