On Thursday 5th March, a group of 30 LVI Form and UVI Form girls attended the Harold Macmillan Society Charity Event at Eton College. The event was held in aid of Scene & Heard, Tusk Trust and The Kevin Pietersen Foundation. The presenter for the evening was the BBC’s Kate Silverton and featured speakers Hugh Bonneville (best known as Robert Crawley in Downton Abbey), Damian Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers), Oliver Proudlock (Made in Chelsea) and South African-born English cricketer Kevin Pietersen.
The girls had a fantastic evening and were captivated by the speakers; they were also overjoyed to meet and have a photo with Damian Lewis! The evening, organised by a team including Rosie’s brother, Harry, was a great success and raised over £60,000 for these very worthwhile causes.*
*Scene & Heard is a unique mentoring project working with the inner-city children of Somers Town, London. An army of volunteer arts professionals mentor the children to create innovative, powerful, emotional and often hilarious theatre. Scene & Heard gives the children intensive, one-to-one adult attention, enabling them to write plays which are then performed by professional actors.
Tusk Trust is a dynamic and pioneering organisation with 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa. Conservation of wildlife remains a key objective with substantial funding being applied towards the protection of threatened species such as elephant, rhino, cheetah and chimpanzee.
The Kevin Pietersen Foundation works with a range of young people from less fortunate communities, providing them with access to highly valuable programmes, employment opportunities enabling them to improve their cricket skills whilst enriching their vital educational and personal development.