The VII Global Gift Gala Paris raises funds for La Bonne Étoile, UNICEF France, Eva Longoria Foundation and Global Gift Foundation
- Coinciding with European Day, the George V Four Seasons Hotel of Paris returned one more year to be the stage of The Global Gift Gala Paris, for the 7th consecutive year.
- All raised funds will go entirely to the charitable causes of four organizations: Eva Longoria Foundation, UNICEF France, La Bonne Étoile and Global Gift Foundation.
- Ronan Keating was awarded the ‘Global Gift Excellence Award’ for lending his voice and image to different charitable causes.
- Solidarity and committed women: Cheryl Cole, Laeticia Hallyday along with Chef Hélène Darroze received the Global Gift Philanthropist Award and Line Renaud the Global Gift Humanitarian Award for their philanthropic work and support of social causes.
- British group Stooshe, Global Gift Ambassadors, performed alongside world wide stars Tina Arena, Julian Perretta and French singers Mélissa Nkonda and Sacha Perez, who livened up the evening.
Paris, May 10, 2016. Last night the Global Gift Foundation celebrated the VII Global Gift Gala Paris at the Four Seasons Hotel George V with its founder, Maria Bravo as host of the gala and actress Eva Longoria as honorary chair, who noted: “After Madrid, it is wonderful to be able to continue with the charitable initiatives of Global Gift Foundation in France. Paris is a city of solidarity that helps thousands of people, thanks to the commitment of those attending today.”
The historic Parisian hotel hosted this charity evening to coincide with European Day, in which the French journalist Nikos Aliagas surprised and thrilled as a master of ceremony with messages very much in keeping with the significance of the day to “celebrate peace and unity on the continent.”
The charity dinner was prepared by the French chef Christian Le Squer, who received his third Michelin star in 2016. His kitchen at the restaurant Le Cinq, at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, managed to bring authentic works of art to the table.
During the dinner, the charity auction run by Christie´s Julien Brunie offered exclusive attendees lots like a work by Henri Matisse or the ‘New York’ piece made in 3D by the young French artist Johann Perathoner. Also on auction was a dress designed by Jean Paul Gaultier; Jewels of Messika or Piper Heidsieck champagne. Unique experiences were also auctioned, such as attending the following Philanthropic Global Gift Weekend in Marbella next July.
Four projects benefited
In 2016, four NGOs will receive the donations collected during the evening in Paris: Eva Longoria Foundation, UNICEF France, La Bonne Étoile and Global Gift House – Global Gift Foundation
UNICEF France chose its international children’s programme to ensure the basic needs of children and mothers in emergency situations. The organization, established in more than 190 countries, is based on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to achieve its goal of ‘protection, education and health’ for children. “We need to continue to reduce the rate of 30% mortality of newborns, the number of women dying during pregnancy, rape and the number of families without access to safe drinking water,” UNICEF France President Jean Marie Dru.
La Bonne Étoile’s work with Asian Vietnamese orphaned children and adolescents, with their center in Vietnam, has been one of the causes that have also benefited. Laeticia Hallyday and Chef Hélène Darroze, founders of La Bonne Étoile, will allocate funds to projects for access to decent housing, education and medical care. She travels long periods to Vietnam to coordinate the team of this organization, founded in 2012.
The Eva Longoria Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for women in need thanks to helping improve their personal potential through business education and training. “Many women need help to shape a better future for themselves and their families through education and by promoting entrepreneurship.”
Among the current projects of the Global Gift Foundation, María Bravo, co-founder and host of the evening, announced the progress of the social project in Marbella, the Global Gift House.
Cheryl and Ronan Keating, award recipients of Global Gift
The model Laeticia Hallyday and Chef Hélène Darroze received The Global Gift Philanthropist Award in recognition of their social conscience and their work with children and adolescents orphaned in Southeast Asia. Laeticia, mother of two Vietnamese girls, and Hélène work together in the organization La Bonne Etoile to maintain the basic needs of these children (food, shelter, studies or health care) thanks to the creation of hospitals and orphanages.
The French actress Line Renaud collected The Global Gift Humanitarian Award, for her active and continuous fight against AIDS.
English singer Cheryl (The X Factor) received The Global Gift Philanthropist Award. At 32, she has taken advantage of her popularity in the United Kingdom to create her youth aid program, Cheryl’s Trust, which works with different groups in the north of England.
These awards have previously been given to personalities such as David Beckham, Deepak Chopra, Maria Carey, Ricky Martin or Vicente del Bosque in recognition of their success in their careers, even as champions of some international NGOs.
Among the attendees of The Global Gift Gala Paris were personalities from the world of culture, fashion, sport, politics and fashion, such as Ronan Keating along with Storm Keating, Cheryl along with Liam Payne of One Direction, Sheeva Moshiri, Ali Mahdavi, Owen Smith, Robert Agostinelli, Laura Pradelska, Karen Ruimy, Julian Perreta, Philippe and Olivia Valere, Mamadou and Madja Sahko, Biel Fuster, Jose Silva, among others, along with French entrepreneurs, and familiar faces from television.
Commitment to solidarity causes
Their was a plethora of musical talent at 7th Global Gift Paris gala, some of them committed to the Global Gift Foundation for some time. British group Stooshe, Tina Arena, Julian Perretta, and the young French singers: Mélissa Nkonda, soul and R & B artist; And Sacha Perez, young talent of The Voice in France.
Every May, the Global Gift Foundation moves to France, where in addition to The Global Gift Gala Paris, the famous Global Gift Initiative in Cannes takes place at the emblematic Mouton Cadet, centrestage of the Cannes Film Festival. After Cannes, the next city where Global Gift Foundation will celebrate its Global Gift Gala will be Marbella, on July 17, at the Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel.
About Global Gift Foundation
The Global Gift Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that aims to create a positive impact on the lives of children, women and families in need. Created in 2013 by María Bravo and Alina Peralta, it is they who personally undertake that the donations collected by the foundation are entirely dedicated to fiscally responsible associations, foundations and NGOs. The support of Global Gifters, global ambassadors, and beneficiary organizations allows for a greater impact of social transformation. Http://globalgiftfoundation.org/