Actress and philanthropist, Eva Longoria and latin star and UNICEF ambassador, Ricky Martin both co-chaired the 5th annual Global Gift Gala in London. The philanthropic platform was created by both founders of Global Gift Foundation, Maria Bravo and Alina Peralta. The evening was supported by luxury watch manufacturer Frédérique Constant Genève.
Attendees of the evening included; international fashion designer and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN’S UNAIDS campaign, Victoria Beckham, who was awarded the Global Gift Philanthropeneur Award for her dedication towards charitable work through her success as an Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.
The evening raised over a staggering £300,000, which will go onto benefit The Eva Longoria Foundation – helping women and children in the Latino community through education and entrepreneurship; the Ricky Martin Foundation, whose mission is to stop human trafficking in minors; and The Global Gift Foundation which supports vulnerable women and children across the globe. In particular this year The Global Gift Foundation will be helping the city of Malaga, declared by UNICEF just last week the poorest city in Europe, where hundreds of children are starving daily.
During the past 5 five years, the Global Gift Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to 10 fiscally responsible foundations. These funds have been used to change the lives of hundreds of children and families, being used over a broad range of projects.