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


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