20 Nov Dame Joan Collins and The Global Gift Gala
On Saturday the 17th November the ultimate Queen of Glamour, Dame Joan Collins was given the Philanthropic Award at the Global Gift Gala, held at the legendary Corinthia Hotel in London. She received the award in recognition of her philanthropic and professional accomplishments throughout her life. The star studded Gala, hosted by the fabulous Eva Longoria, was held in benefit of the Eva Longoria Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Global Gift Foundation. Dame Joan with Eva Longoria
The philanthropy award that Dame Joan received, recognises the outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves with their exceptional philanthropic service and activism. Previous winners of the incredible award have included David Beckham and Zoe Saldana. Dame Joan’s incredible work with charities includes being a patron of the International Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities, as well as an honorary founding member of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She has also received the lifetime achievement award from the Association of Breast Cancer Studies in Great Britain for her contribution to breast cancer awareness in the UK.
The funds raised on the evening will be split between the three amazing charities. The money that goes towards the Eva Longoria Foundation will serve to further strengthen entrepreneurship and programs for Latina women in the United States. A cause close to Eva’s heart, the charity also helps to secure better futures for for these women and their families through education programs.
The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity helps to enhance the hospitals ability to transform the health and well being of the children and young people that are in the hospital, giving them the best chance to fulfil their potential. The money that is raised during the evening will help to modernise the hospital and its equipment, as well as aid the hospitals child and family support projects.
The Global Gift Foundation aims to create a positive impact on the lives of children, women and families who are in need. The foundation helps to provide for these vulnerable groups by creating campaigns and partnerships with major brands, ambassadors and institutions that allow an impact of social transformation.
The Lady herself looked absolutely glowing during the gala, her hair and makeup was done by her ‘secret weapon’ MUA Alyn Waterman. For the gala Alyn used Dame Joan’s own fantastic makeup range Joan Collins Timeless Beauty, Joan wore one of her favourite lipsticks from the JCTB range in the aptly named colour, Lady Joan. She kept her makeup looking fabulous for the whole evening by using her paparazzi compact duo, to ensure she was always camera ready!
Dame Joan with Husband Percy
Could she be anymore fabulous?!
Love, ASPR xx