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Halloween Ball

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As the weather gets colder and we reach the end of October,  it must mean it’s time for our annual Unicef Halloween Ball. This invitation-only event brings together a star-studded guest list, made up of Unicef ambassadors, celebrities, high profile supporters and special guests, in a stylish celebration to raise vital funds for the children of Syria.

Launched in 2013, the event has raised over £3.2 million to date in support of children in danger.

The spooky night’s performances have included Robbie Williams, Laura Mvula, Lily Allen, Tinie Tempah, Bryan Adams, Rita Ora and Mark Ronson.

The 2016 Malice in Wonderland Halloween Ball

Each year a new creative theme is ushered in to surprise and delight guests. The 2016 Halloween Ball saw stars entering Alice’s wonderland, led by long-standing Unicef UK Ambassadors Jemima Khan, Robbie Williams and James Nesbitt. “The conflict in Syria is the largest humanitarian crisis since World War 2,” said Jemima. “The shocking images we’ve seen of children suffering inside Syria and those making terrifying journeys across Europe in search of safety are utterly heart-breaking. With freezing temperatures coming and no way of keeping warm these children will struggle to survive.”

High-profile personalities from the worlds of TV, entertainment and fashion including Gillian Anderson, Erin O’Connor, Amber Le Bon, Cel Spellman and Princess Beatrice arrived at London’s One Embankment for the magical Malice in Wonderland themed party, which raised more than half a million pounds to help protect Syria’s children in danger. Guests were treated to dazzling performances by 2016 MOBO Award nominee Laura Mvula and music legend and Unicef UK Ambassador, Robbie Williams.

The money raised at the Halloween Ball will help us provide blankets, life-saving food, clean water, health care and psychosocial support to children whose lives have been devastated by the conflict.

Unicef UK Ambassador, co-host and champion for children, Jemima Khan at the 2016 Halloween Ball.
Photo: Unicef/2016/Benett

Unicef UK Ambassasdor Robbie Williams treated guests to a dazzling performance. Unicef/2016/Young

Unicef UK Ambassasdor Robbie Williams treated guests to a dazzling performance.