Best Beginnings incredible dinner committee chaired by our Trustee, Hilary Russel and her extraordinary executive committee team and a further larger committee of thirty five enormously resourceful supporters worked tirelessly for months to Springboard the charity into our in our second decade with much fanfare at the exquisite Guildhall in London.

The Catleap Gymnastics club and Steve Frew, the talented Laura Doggett and the brilliant School of Rock musical graced the central and main stages of the hall for an evening of scintillating entertainment. Laura Doggett sang "Best Beginnings" for the first time (co written and produced by Mike Chapman of "Simply the Best" fame - proceeds from sales of the song to go to Best Beginnings when its officially released).

The Gala dinner was skilfully navigated by Best Beginnings longest standing ambassador, Charlie Webster and well attended by our patrons, lords, ladies and celebrity guests.

Phenomenal auction prizes alongside dinner tickets and pledges, with the help of auctioneer Charles Hanson,  raised more than £100,000 in support of Best Beginnings future plans:
  • A father's pathway in the app;
  • creating content in the app to support parents till their children's third birthday;
  • and increasing the number of embedding sites alongside ongoing maintenance of our current resources.

Thank you to all our generous guests, patrons, ambassadors, sponsors and supporters for celebrating with us.

Please contact us if you'd like view the gallery and purchase prints from the night.

A taster below:

Duke and Duchess of Richmond

Eunice Olumide OBE and Steve Frew

Damien Lewis

Andy Serkis

Caro and Will Greenwood

Neil Roberts and Alessandra Steinherr

Dr. Alain Gregoire

Alison Baum OBE, Andy Serkis and children Josh Gringras and Louis Serkis

Laura Doggett and Damien Lewis

Steve Frew, Charlie Webster and Alison Baum OBE

Hilary Russell, Trustee of Best Beginnings and chair of Anniversary Dinner Committee

Alison Baum OBE, Founder and CEO of Best Beginnings