100 Women in Finance has announced that WellChild will be its charity partner for 2017 raising funds to help with our work for seriously ill children and their families.
The organisation, which was previously called 100 Women in Hedge Funds, is a leading non-profit organisation for professionals in the alternative investments industry. WellChild was chosen because our Patron Prince Harry is also patron of 100 Women in Finance’s Philanthropic Initiatives.
100 Women in Finance has a strong track record of supporting charities and has raised more than US$40 million (gross) for philanthropic causes in the areas of women’s and family health, education and mentoring. The organisation is planning a number of fundraising events to benefit WellChild during 2017, including events in February and March and culminating with the 100 Women in Finance’s London Gala to be held in early October, 2017.
The Duke of Cambridge became patron of 100 Women in Finance’s philanthropic initiatives in late 2009 and in late 2012, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined the Duke to become patrons. Starting in January 2013, 100 Women in Finance committed to focusing its UK philanthropic endeavours on charities in the Charities Forum of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, one for each year of the partnership. The chosen charities: Action on Addiction in 2013, WellChild in 2014, The Art Room in 2015 and SkillForce in 2016, reflect 100 Women in Finance’s three annually rotating philanthropic themes: mentoring, women’s and family health, and education.
Colin Dyer, Chief Executive of WellChild said: “We are absolutely thrilled that 100 Women in Finance have chosen to partner with WellChild for a second time. We simply couldn’t continue to provide the care and support that we do to some of the UK’s most seriously ill children and their families without the help of partners like 100 Women in Finance. The numbers of children and young people needing help to get home from long-term hospital care is growing, so we’re looking forward to an exciting calendar of events which will raise essential funds to enable us to reach even more of the children, young people and families that need our help.”
Kathryn Graham, Chair of the London Board of 100 Women in Finance, commented: “100 Women in Finance is proud to support the vital work of WellChild in caring for and supporting seriously ill children and their families. We look forward to working with the WellChild team on a series of fundraising events and activities during 2017.”