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ARK raises $23m from charity dinner gala

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The 11th annual ARK gala dinner, held in Kensington Gardens, raised some $23 million despite the current difficult financial environment. ARK, Absolute Return for Kids, is an international organisation whose purpose is to transform children’s lives by delivering programmes in the areas of health, education and child protection globally.

Every penny of the money raised is used to benefit specifically selected ARK programmes and over the past 10 years more than 300,000 children have benefited. So far over the years ARK has raised more than $270 million, making it one of the UK’s fastest-growing fundraising charities.

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