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ARK raises $20.5m in one night

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The international children’s charity, Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), raised $20.5 million last night at its ninth annual gala fund raising dinner, held at Waterloo International station in London. The evening was attended by more than 800 guests and addressed by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

ARK, which was founded in 2002, is an international charity whose purpose is to transform children’s lives. Taking a multi-charity model, ARK applies the same principles and disciplines to managing the charity as it would to running a business. It uses rigorous research, monitoring and evaluation