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Thames Hospice to benefit from Gala Dinner

Educate the World [UK] has announced that 50% of the profits from their inaugural Gala Dinner, to be held at the Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel on Saturday 22nd October, will be donated to support the work of Thames Hospice. Guests at the Gala Dinner will be treated to an amazing evening including entertainment by Educate the World [UK]’s patron the soprano Scarlett Quigley, the acclaimed tenor Il Tenore, emerging Celtic artist Forest and 17-year-old pop-country singer-songwriter Hannah Vandie who will be flying in from the USA to perform. The after-dinner speaker will be Justin Miles one of the world’s only full-time explorers. The dinner, which will be themed based around the Orient Express, will also include a raffle as well as live and silent auctions. The main raffle prize is a trip for 2 on the British Pullman run by Belmond the company who run the Orient Express. Auction lots will include a private luxury motor yacht for up to 11 people for 3 days in the Canary Islands, I unique one-off painting of the Orient Express by the artist James Richardson as well as items donated by local businesses including Ascot Racecourse.

Chairman of Educate the World [UK], Dean Brockway said “One of the founding Trustees of Educate the World [UK] used to be a volunteer counsellor at Thames Hospice and having experienced first-hand the amazing role hospices play in their local community we are delighted to support Thames Hospice as part of our fundraising activities”.

Debbie Raven, Chief Executive, Thames Hospice, said: “We are delighted and honoured that Educate the World has chosen to support us at its inaugural gala dinner. We wish everyone a wonderful, successful and entertaining evening.”

For more information about Educate the World [UK]’s Gala Dinner and to purchase tickets, priced at £55 per person, please visit Tables of 8, 10 or 12 are also available and anyone who would like to book a table should contact Dean Brockway via email at

Educate the World [UK] is registered with the Charities Commission of England and Wales [registration number: 1137077]. The charity was founded in 2008 with the objective of helping to reduce the number of out of school children in both developed and developing countries. The Charity’s website may be viewed at Further details may be obtained from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Dean Brockway, by telephone on 0844 357 7778 or by e-mail at