Splendoursofthecommonwealth-logoLondon, September 2014.  The registered international charity Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF) is celebrating London Fashion Week for the second year by hosting the Splendours of the Commonwealth event (www.splendoursofthecommonwealth.com) on Monday September 8, 2014 at the May Fair Hotel in London, the “Official Hotel of London Fashion Week”.

Building on the success of last year’s event, the programme once again promises to be a glittering affair, showcasing talent and fashion design throughout the Commonwealth.  This fund raising event is organised by trustees, friends and sponsors of the Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF) and is sponsored by The May Fair Hotel and HSBC.

Confirmed guests and celebrities include members of the Diplomatic community of the Commonwealth, CCLEF supporters and senior influential women representing UK business, fashion enterprise and global women’s campaigns. Representatives from CCLEF’s board of Trustees will host the event, which will be compered by Ramesh Vala OBE.

Upon arrival, Splendours’ guests will be welcomed with champagne and canapés, accompanied by musical entertainment from around the Commonwealth. Centrepiece of the evening will be a spectacular and colourful catwalk presentation showcasing talented fashion designers from 6 Commonwealth countries and another exclusive finale from Jenny Packham, one of the UK’s top British designers. Ribboning throughout the evening will be fascinating and inspirational profiles and clips from the Girls at the centre CCLEF’s fund-raising work around the world. Extensive media covering the event will include iconic fashion magazine Marie-Claire.

Auction and Prize Draw 2014

The evening will be topped off with a fast moving auction and prize draw, featuring designer auction lots and prizes. Donations on the day will be accepted and supporters may also donate through the site www.splendoursofthecommonwealth.com. All of the money raised from the Draw and Auction will go directly to sponsor girls’ secondary education in parts of the Commonwealth where, without financial assistance, they would not be able to afford to go to school. The evening will close with a performance from The Ngāti Rānana London Māori Club, which will be followed by wine, champagne and desert canapés, providing a perfect networking opportunity for guests present.

Judith Fisher, Splendours event organiser and CCLEF Hon. Treasurer, said, “As a charity, we depend on our sponsors and supporters, and once again, we are deeply honoured and grateful to The May Fair Hotel owners for their ongoing and generous support. We are also fortunate to have the assistance and direction provided by our SOTC Organising Committee, which includes CCLEF Trustees and representatives from The May Fair Hotel team, Fashion Lookout, Market Accents and Shelly Stock Hutter, among many other supporters. Such invaluable assistance, coupled with the equally generous sponsorship from our lead sponsor HSBC plc, has contributed immensely to bring this spectacular event to life once again.”

Contact Details:

SOTC Organiser and CCLEF Hon Treasurer: Ms Judith Fisher

Email: ccl.edfund@googlemail.com


SOTC Director of Communications: Ms Noreen Cesareo, Market Accents

Email: Noreen@cclef.org


About Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF)  www.cclef.org

Registered Charity No 1048908

The Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF) is a secondary education sponsorship scheme for girls.

The CCLEF has sponsored thousands of bright girls through secondary education since 1967. Today we are sponsoring over 400 able girls across 28 Commonwealth countries. Without our help, these girls would not otherwise receive an education and their lives would be very different indeed.

Over 2000 girls around the commonwealth have completed their secondary education since the CCLEF began sponsoring their education. Some will go on to university, others to training colleges: all should now have the ability to take greater control of their lives, increased knowledge, earning capacity and the opportunity to overcome poverty. Others have already reaped these rewards and are passing on the benefits to their families and communities.

The CCLEF is the registered charity of the Commonwealth Countries League (CCL) which was formed out of the suffrage movement in the 1920s. The CCL promotes the education of girls and young women and links together women’s organizations throughout the Commonwealth. Further information can be found on the website: www.ccl-int.org.

For more details about the CCL, CCLEF, the education scheme and application forms, please contact: The Administrative Secretary, 29 Tennyson Street, Swindon SN1 5DT, or email:  ccl.edfund@googlemail.com.


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