PRESENTS

GALA

Saturday 14th september 2024

This black tie Gala will bring together some of the UK’s highest profile entertainers, sports and business people to support the amazing African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) by raising awareness and much needed funds to accelerate their work.

ABOUT

The Gala will bring an unparalleled room of high achievers together to support and celebrate the work of ACLT. A night of fun, entertainment and networking  in one of London’s most prestigious hotels will provide a worthy backdrop for what promises to be a sensational evening.

Dean and Danielle’s personal experience with ACLT as a result of their daughter suffering from Leukaemia at the age of 2 has compelled them to curate this evening for ACLT. Participation is by invitation only (those invited attend in return for making a donation), but there will be plenty of opportunities for those who cant attend to support in a variety of ways.

Genetic and DNA matching is an important aspect of blood, organ and stem stell donation and matching which is why the ACLT’s work is so important as those of African and Caribbean descent are statistically disadvantaged when they are in need of blood, organ or stem cell support.

ACLT have worked tirelessly for over 30 years to save lives through boosting blood, organ and stem cell donorship from his community. However, ACLT’s work is not exclusive to those from that ethnic background and their blood and organ drives have been put to good use across multiple cultures and ethnicities saving lives of people from all walks of life.

STATISTICS

Danielle and I have been long standing supporters of Beverley De-Gale OBE and Orin Lewis OBE, the Co-Founders of the ACLT, after observing first-hand the lifesaving and life-altering work that they do driving much-needed blood, organ, and stem cell donor drives. Our appreciation for ACLT grew even further through our own experience when our daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia aged just 2. It was through that experience that we learned that people of African Caribbean heritage are grossly underrepresented on blood, stem cell, and organ donor registers which means in our time of need, we are statistically less likely to find the lifesaving match that we may need, placing people of African Caribbean origin at even greater risk when in need of blood, organ, and stem cell treatments.
In the last year, 7 lives were saved and thousands of lives preserved through the work of the ACLT, and whilst their focus is driving greater representation for those of African Caribbean heritage, the work they do to find donors is utilised to the benefit of all people in need, not only black and brown people. Recognising the importance of this work, and its reliance on solid long-term funding, we decided to create this very special fund-raising evening for a very special charity.
love,
Dean & Danielle