Please note that the gala dinner has been postponed and will now take place 11th November 2021. It is with great regret that we made this very difficult decision, however in light of the uncertainty that remains around Covid 19 and in the best interest of the safety and well being of our guests, we felt this was the right decision. We are delighted to confirm that we will go ahead with the full line up and all the same amazing event details as per original plan and welcome you to purchase your tickets now.

ORDER OF EVENTS & VENUE DETAILS

Welcome to Champagne Reception with live music from 18:00 and seats for dinner from 19:00. Enjoy fine dining, entertaining auctions, table magic, emotional words from Lela Burbridge, and after dinner adventures with Sir Ranulph Fiennes! Followed by Court Room bar and book signing with Sir Ran. Carriages at midnight.

BOOKING YOUR TICKETS & CONTACT DETAILS

Be quick for your once in a life time opportunity to spend the evening sitting at Sir Ranulph’s table! Sealed bids by 1st May 2021! We also have a fabulous prize draw for the first five ‘tables of 10’ to be booked! Single tickets available too of course. Find out how to bid, buy and get more information here….

SIR RANULPH FIENNES – GUEST SPEAKER

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Sir Ranulph Fiennes is our guest speaker in November! The world’s greatest living explorer (according to the Guinness Book of Records) will add adventure to this year’s gala dinner!

LELA BURBRIDGE – SPECIAL GUEST

We are very proud to present Lela Burbridge, one of Rafiki Thabo’s earliest graduates. Lela will join us to speak passionately and with great emotion about the young lives we transform with our scholarship programme.

IT’S GOING TO BE MAGICAL!

Ben Williams will return to Drapers’ Hall to once again amaze our guests with mind-blowing table magic. Among the baffled admirers at our inaugural gala dinner was Mark Webber, Formula One legend. We cannot wait to see what new tricks Ben has up his sleeve for us this time!

Fabulous Auctions

We are honoured to welcome back auctioneering royalty Edward Rising to host our live auction and excited to announce that this year our silent auction will commence online prior to the gala dinner, available to both guests and non-attendants alike.

ALINA BZHEZHINSKA TRIO

We have the enormous pleasure of presenting the incredibly exciting, internationally renowned and award winning ALINA BZHEZHINSKA TRIO, who will be playing live at our Champagne Reception. (Photo credits: Alina Bzhezhinska and Tony Kofi by Steven Cropper, Julie Walkington by Roger Thomas)

REVISIT OUR INAUGURAL GALA DINNER

2018 was a milestone year for Rafiki Thabo as we punched above our weight with an utterly glorious and grand inaugural gala dinner and auction at the stunningly beautiful Drapers’ Hall in London. The atmosphere was breath-taking and we raised an amazing £57,945!

OUR WORK AND IMPACT

The absolute transformative impact our work has on young lives in Kenya, Uganda and Lesotho is best explained by our scholars themselves in this heart-warming film. Our work to empower disadvantaged children through education is further explained below.

SEE WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY!

Our inaugural gala dinner was not only a great fundraising success, it was an incredibly enjoyable evening for all our guests. Don’t just take our word for it, we are proud to share (with their permission) some wonderful testimonials from delighted guests!

OUR GALA PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Rafiki Thabo Foundation’s scholars, trustees and staff would like to express our eternal gratitude to our generous sponsors, pro bono supporters and auction prize donors! Your support and kindness will help us transform even more lives with the funds we will raise on the 11th November 2021!

GALA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

You are invited to support Rafiki Thabo’s work by sponsoring our gala dinner. Publicity and marketing opportunities open now until end of November 2021, with options for prominent participation at the Gala itself!