We have a rolling calendar of events from small, private Patron hosted dinners to large scale gala fundraisers and awareness evenings. For more information and details on upcoming events please contact us.

Our most recent major event was a 10th Anniversary Gala event filled with the light from the past, love from the present and hope for the future.

“Mesmerising”, “Hypnotic” and “Spell-binding” were just some of the words used to describe the world-class entertainment at the most recent SJICC UK gala dinner on 10th October 2017 hosted by the Patrons and organised by the Trustees.

Once again Unilever generously provided the venue which has one of the most spectacular views over central London. Guests were greeted by an entrance decorated with flower garlands and colourful Rangoli decorations before being welcomed with champagne and canape's. The space was adorned with beautiful red, orange and gold colours, flowers and Diya’s to celebrate the upcoming Diwali celebration and provided a stunning back drop for the evening’s events. 

Aditi Mangaldas, world renowned Kathak performer and dance revolutionary, opened the evening with the first of her 2 performances which captured the guests’ imaginations with a powerful and vibrant traditional style dance.

This was quickly followed by Niall Fitzgerald KBE, Patron, SJICC UK who introduced the evening’s guest speaker, Dr Miriam Stoppard OBE, the renowned broadcaster and writer, and a long-standing St Jude supporter. A short video produced and edited by volunteers in India was played, showing her recent visit to a St Jude Centre. Dr Stoppard has been at the forefront of the revolution in health information and spoke passionately and informatively about her belief in the success of St Jude; a personal and emotional appeal to all the guests.

Niall Fitzgerald then took pleasure in revealing our new visual media presentation charting the successful story behind SJICC UK and the Cotton Green Centre in particular, a project funded by our previous Gala event and capable of housing 165 families. 

Guests were then served a fabulous dinner provided by Unilever House chefs and complimented by selected wines from the cellar of Nihal Kaviratne, CBE and Founder. At the end of the evening guests were treated to a final performance from the formidable Aditi Mangaldas. A very different and much more modern take on Kathak that once again transported guests to a special place.