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Save the Children raise £1m at an event

Save the Children raise £1m at an event

Over £1 million was raised for Save the Children at the 6th IFR Awards Gala Dinner on 11 January, a record-breaking amount raised at a single event for the international children’s charity.

Over £1 million was raised for Save the Children at the 6th IFR Awards Gala Dinner on 11 January, a record-breaking amount raised at a single event for the international children’s charity.

In total £1,068,162 was raised, with donations being made using an ‘interactive charity tombstone’. Contributing banks bid for places on the tombstone, and Citibank/Salomon Smith Barney won the Bookrunner position with a contribution of £260,000.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of Save the Children, attended the dinner and presented the Bank of the Year Award to Sir Win Bischoff of Citibank/Salomon Smith Barney.

The sell-out Dinner, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, and attended by over 1300 senior investment bankers, was organised by International Financing Review, the global capital markets publication published by Thomson Financial.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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