Centrepoint at the Palace, Sponsored by the Reuben Foundation
The Reuben Foundation were the Headline Sponsor of the Centrepoint at the Palace gala, held in the presence of HRH The Duke of Cambridge at Kensington Palace, in November 2016.
The star-studded fundraiser also held the second annual Centrepoint Awards, which recognise the success of remarkable young people who have experienced homelessness and turned their lives around with the charity’s help.
With Centrepoint Ambassador Jonathan Ross as compère, guests enjoyed dinner alongside performances from Ellie Goulding, Craig David and Dirty Vegas, with a special video message from Phil Collins.
The significant amount raised from the event will ensure that Centrepoint can continue to provide homeless young people with not only a safe place to stay in its hostels, but also vital support in tackling physical and mental health issues. As well as help to find work, an apprenticeship or a route back into education.
The Reuben Foundation said: “No young person should grow up facing homelessness or the uncertain future that it brings. For nearly 50 years Centrepoint has been keeping the most vulnerable safe and ensuring their creativity and ambition isn’t lost to society. That work simply must continue, which is why the Reuben Foundation is proud to support this wonderful charity in staging Centrepoint at the Palace.”
Richard Utting, Event Director at Centrepoint, said: “The 150,000 young people who experience homelessness each year in the UK are as talented as any of their peers, but through no fault of their own, they’re forced to put their dreams on hold. With Centrepoint’s help they can turn their lives around and go on to achieve amazing things. We need to make sure homeless young people continue to get the support they deserve and the opportunities they need to build a future for themselves.”