London Last Night: The Marefat Dinner
The Event: The Marefat Dinner in aid of education in Afghanistan
The Venue: The Connaught, Mayfair, London
The VIPs: Jeremy Clarkson, Jemima Khan, Cherie Blair, Edie Campbell, Bella Pollen, Mariella Frostrup, Nick Allott, Bella Freud, Mezghan Hussain, Roland Mouret, AA Gill, Baroness D’Souza and Nicola Formby
1) The celeb turn-out was good as it was organised by the The Aloysius Society ‚Äì a team of philanthropic Oxford University students and alumni committed to supporting children in need around the globe.
In June 2010 they hosted the Oxford Red Dress Couture Ball that harnessed the support of designers John Galliano, Chanel, Max Azria, and Vera Wang and notable individuals including Anna Wintour, Cindi Leive, Sir Roger Moore, and Pete Townshend.
2) Last night was to aid Marefat high school in Afghanistan to provide education to girls who would have denied this basic right otherwise.
3) The money raised yesterday evening went directly towards supporting students at the school and for constructing a new school to expand access for girls on a long waiting list. There was a big raffle with prizes including jewellery and dinner at The House of Lords and the target was to raise £100,000. Fingers crossed!