On Wednesday 27th March, we celebrated our 10th Anniversary with a fantastic evening at Christie’s Auction House in Piccadilly. It was great to see over 200 supporters of MicroLoan, many of whom have supported us since we first started operating.
The evening was opened by well-known celebrity sports presenter and patron of MicroLoan, Gabby Logan, who spoke about her involvement with the charity and what she finds particularly engaging about our work. We heard first-hand from business guru, Charles Handy, about his experience of visiting our work in Malawi, whilst his wife Liz’s photographs of their trip were exhibited around the room. Having then heard a few words from our Chairman, David Young, and CEO and Founder, Peter Ryan, we moved into the auction and raffle, which proved to be a huge success.
The evening raised over £47,000 for MicroLoan, far exceeding any of our expectations.
We’d like to thank all of our supporters for making the last 10 years possible, and we’re thrilled that so many of you were able to join us to celebrate.
Extra big thanks to those who donated the fantastic auction lots and raffle prizes we had on offer, as well as those who provided support in the lead up to the event, and on the night. Particular thanks to Christie’s for donating the room, and our speakers; Gabby Logan, Charles Handy, Peter Ryan and David Young. And not to forget our auctioneer, Tom Best.
Here’s to the next 10 years…