MicroLoan Foundation was delighted to be chosen as the Association of Corporate Treasurers’ (ACT) charity partner for a second year.
The main fundraising initiative for the partnership was the ACT’s renowned annual gala dinner at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel. The annual event is a significant date in the calendar for many of the country’s senior financiers and MicroLoan was fortunate enough to attend as the chosen charity of the evening. This year’s headline speaker was Baroness Brady; with her inspirational story and insightful advice, Karren is one of the business world’s most sought-after speakers on subjects ranging from leadership to teamwork.
MicroLoan was extremely lucky to be introduced on the night by Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden.
Deborah Meaden introducing the MicroLoan Foundation
Deborah visited the work of MicroLoan during the filming of the BBC Lifeline Appeal; this opportunity gave her a unique chance to visit the women and families that are impacted by the charity’s work. Deborah during her speech endorsed the work of the charity and encouraged the audience to give generously.
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the ACT, Deborah Meaden, ACT guests and our dedicated volunteer team, we raised a net total of £63,000 to support women living in poverty in Malawi and Zambia. With a silent auction, raffle and donations, the event raised vital funds to help some of the poorest women in the world feed their families, send their children to school and pay for life-saving medicines by offering hope, not hand-outs.
Baroness Karren Brady (left) with MicroLoan Foundation CEO and founder
Peter Ryan (center) and Deborah Meaden (right)
Many thanks to Deborah Meaden and ACT for their support.
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