Haiti Earthquake 7th Anniversary Fundraising Reception

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 19:20 -- Helena Cicmil

Architect in hijab speaking and smiling with Sister Louis Marie O'ConnorGuests mingle over drinks by the poster exhibitionGuests posing

Big thanks and last chance to support

An enormous thank you to all who joined us to mark the Haiti Earthquake 7th Anniversary.

Over 100 of you came along to UCL on snowy January 12th, and your conversation, reflections and energy made it an inspiring evening. We're thrilled to announce that together we raised nearly £2,000, with donations still coming in! Congratulations again to all the raffle and silent auction winners and thank you to all our raffle and silent auction donors for their talent and generosity. 

We'd like to once again express our immense gratitude to: the UCL Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction and the UCL Humanitarian Institute for kindly sponsoring the reception; the brilliant volunteers for their hard work; the Present and Provost of UCL, Prof. Michael Arthur, for delivering the Welcome Address; our fantastic speakers for their enlightening contributions: Sophia Stransky, Sr. Louis Marie O'Connor, Prof. David Alexander, Linda O'Halloran, and Prof. Peter Smmonds for chairing the discussion.


For those who couldn't make it, it's not too late to help:

Donate £10 or more to receive a copy of the beautiful 12 Voices of Haiti on CD. Just email helena@thinkingdevelopment.org with your delivery address once you've made the donation

If we reach our £2,500 goal, we can fund the Centre Rosalie's new water system; this will harvest rainwater, significantly cut long-term costs, improve sustainability and water security at the schools. Donations can be made in a few clicks on Virgin Money Giving.

Many thanks for your continued support,

From everyone @thinkingdevelop, the Cluny Sisters, and the staff and students of Centre Rosalie


President and Provost of UCL gives welcome addressGuests browse poster and video exhibitionSophia Stransky gives talk via videoAudience listens to the panel discussion. Cakes and pies are on display. Browse more photos of the event here