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SeriousFun's
London Gala 2016

Celebrating our worldwide community of life-changing camps and programs!

The Roundhouse, London, November 3, 2016

SeriousFun Children’s Network held a star-studded gala at the Roundhouse in London to celebrate the legacy that Paul Newman created – a family of camps and programs that bring joy, laughter and confidence to children living with serious illnesses around the world.

The evening’s program featured appearances and performances from musician KT Tunstall, actor Jude Law, actor Aidan Gillen, TV personality Natalie Pinkman, and a group of very talented SeriousFun Campers. Nick Stewart served as the evening’s Auctioneer, enticing guests to bid on one-of-a-kind packages and experiences donated by friends and partners of SeriousFun. Additional guests in attendance included Cel Spellman, Marcus and Jane Wareing, Craig McGinley, Annabel Scholey, Catherine Steadman, Alistair Guy, Laura Pradelska, SeriousFun’s CEO Blake Maher, Paul Newman’s daughter Clea Newman Soderlund, and film director Paco Arango, among others.

The evening was a true celebration and featured a series of live performances, video presentations, and readings that illustrated just how special the camps are and the important impact they have on the campers and their families.

The evening raised more than $900,000 for SeriousFun Children’s Network, providing support for its 30 camps and programs around the world. Since its inception, SeriousFun camps and programs have served more than 732,000 children and their family members from more than 50 countries -- always free of charge.

We are grateful to Newman’s Own Foundation who served as the signature sponsor for the event and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. who served as the evening's corporate sponsor. Additionally, we would like to extend a special thanks to all of the generous individuals and corporations that supported the event!

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