New heights for Hand in Hand as ACT Charity of the Year

21 Nov 2019

Hand in Hand CEO Dorothea Arndt addresses the gala, flanked by an ARMY of lovely volunteers.

It started with a televised address from HRH Prince Charles and ended with a keynote speech from Sir Chris Hoy, Britain’s most decorated Olympian. But to our mind, the most enduring moment at last week’s Association of Corporate Treasurers’ Annual Gala came in between: when the ACT’s membership raised more than £63,000 to support a Hand in Hand village in Kenya.

The gala, Hand in Hand’s second as ACT Charity of the Year, surpassed last year’s on-the-night fundraising total, and will directly fund the creation of approximately 350 sustainable micro-businesses.

“Given our experience last year, we knew the ACT’s board and membership don’t hold back when it comes to charity,” said Hand in Hand International CEO Dorothea Arndt. “And yet, we’re completely bowled over. Thank you again to everyone involved. Because of you, life for hundreds of families will never be the same.”

Held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the annual gala was attended by more than 1,500 treasury and finance professionals from throughout the UK.