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Women’s Aid and Skylon restaurant join forces for International Women’s Day

On Wednesday 6th March Women’s Aid Patrons Mel B and Dame Julie Walters will host a spectacular charity gala dinner for International Women’s Day at Skylon restaurant. Situated on London’s famed Southbank, Skylon and Women’s Aid will be celebrating with a three-course dinner by Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka while inspiring survivors to take part in a fashion show auction with pieces including Burberry and Balenciaga to raise funds and awareness for an important cause.

With television presenter and campaigner Charlie Webster as Master of Ceremonies, guests will start with drinks and canapes before enjoying a delicious three-course menu including toasted quinoa, tenderstem broccoli and kale salad with a black truffle dressing, a North Atlantic halibut with crushed saffron potatoes and seaweed beurre blanc and a tempting vanilla macerated berries with coconut sorbet from Helena.The evening will see dazzling pieces donated from the likes of Burberry, Balenciaga, Dinny Hall, Mulberry and Forever Unique modelled by celebrities and survivors in an auction hosted by Christie’s. The event is close to both Mel and Julie’s hearts as it seeks to shine a light on domestic abuse against women and children.

Mel B, Women’s Aid patron, said: “I am so proud to be a Patron for Women’s Aid, as I know what it is like to be controlled, abused and humiliated by your partner. I lived with this for over ten years. I never told anybody, I was too embarrassed and I didn’t think anyone would believe me, but now I am finally free. Since leaving it’s my personal duty and calling to be able to help other women and children to be free from a life of fear. Join me in supporting Women’s Aid at this special event with D&D London this International Women’s Day. Real girl power is Women’s Aid power!”


Dame Julie Walters, Women’s Aid Patron, said:

“Thousands of women and children are living in fear in their own homes, which is simply unacceptable. Women’s Aid is working to change this, which is why I am so proud to be a Patron. I’m looking forward to taking to the catwalk with survivors of domestic abuse to raise money and have a fantastic evening with some amazing women. Together with Women’s Aid and D&D London, we can make a positive difference to the lives of brave survivors.”


Women’s Aid Charity Gala Dinner at Skylon for International Women’s Day
Wednesday 6th March, from 7pm
Hosted by Mel B and Dame Julie Walters
£250 per ticket | £2500 for a table of ten
More info and booking:

Skylon, Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX | 020 7654 7800 |
Social: F & I: @skylonrestaurant | T: @skylonsouthbank