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ARK nets £17m at 10th anniversary, links up with UK princes

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The international children’s charity ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) marked its 10th anniversary last night with its charity dinner in Kensington Palace Gardens, raising £17.2 million for children’s programmes in Africa, Romania, the UK and India.

The event was attended by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and more than 1,000 guests, commemorating a decade in which the initiative of a handful of philanthropists in the hedge fund industry grew into a charity that has transformed the lives of 200,000 children from Eastern Europe to Southern Africa, India and the UK.

The dinner was addressed by His Royal