The Dot Com Children’s Foundation wishes to thank the singing legend Dionne Warwick for flying into London specially to perform for the charity. Celebrities turned out in force to attend the glittering event at Banqueting House in Whitehall.
Kristina Rihanoff of Strictly Come Dancing fame and the charity’s patron put on a stunning dance show with fellow professionals Ian Waite, Erin Boag and Tristan McManus.
Sporting legends Ben Cohen, Derek Redmond, Jamie Baulch, Sharron Davis, Martin Offiah and John Regis were among the audience as well as Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Arnold, Abz Love from 90’s boy band Five, Strictly contestant Chizzy Akudolu, Magic Radio presenter Angie Greaves and TV personality Lizzy Cundy.
The event was to raise funds and awareness of the work of the foundation which empowers school children to speak up about any issues which frighten or worry them.
Miss Warwick was made aware of the work of the charity by a 12 year old ambassador Madison Ingoldsby. Maddie, herself a world champion ballroom dancer on the Junior Circuit, is also the daughter of music publisher Denis Ingoldsby who kindly passed on Maddie’s request to Miss Warwick.
The foundation was started by former Sky News presenter Sharon Evans who was the victim of violence and abuse in her childhood.
Sharon Evans said “It was a dream come true having Miss Warwick and her son Damon Elliott come to London to support the charity and put our work on the global stage. Seeing so many celebrities also get behind Dot Com was a very social moment in the charities history.”
Miss Warwick said “Dot Com is a very special girl doing very special work to keep children safe. Whenever Dot needs Dionne she just has to call because children are precious jewels.”