The annual Global Angel Awards were launched on Friday 2nd December, raising over £90,000 for the charity – What a spectacular event, hosted by Ambassadors Caroline Feraday and Tony Moore! The Awards, including an acoustic concert with Daniel Bedingfield, were followed by an Angels In Concert special hosted by Natasha Bedingfield and featuring Leona Lewis, Joss Stone and John Forte. The Awards allowed us to honour those outstanding Angels who have helped us achieve our vision in the past 6 years and winners included Ambassadors Bear Grylls, Bonita Norris and new Angel John Forte.
The feedback from the evening has been fantastic. Artists Joss Stone & John Forte have both Stepped Up to become new Angel Ambassadors and Leona Lewis loved the 100% Promise and our charity. Presenter & model Lizzie Cundy said, “Amazing night for Global Angels. Thank you Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield and your lovely mum Molly!” We are thrilled at all the praise we have received from guests and artists alike in the aftermath of the Awards and Concert. We are so pleased everyone had such a great time.
Our personal highlights have to come from the mind-blowing performances given by the artists on the night, in particular Natasha Bedingfield’s rendition of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’. At the end of the concert, all 5 artists took to the stage together, treating us to a once in a lifetime jam session between them. The perfect end to an amazing night, but not before we celebrated Natasha & Daniel’s birthday with an amazing cupcake-style birthday cake! Leona Lewis told us, “I loved being a part of the Global Angels concert, it’s truly such a wonderful charity that is doing such essential work and saving lives. Their 100% promise is amazing. Supporting them in their mission is something i would encourage everyone to do.”
The whole evening was streamed live direct from the Global Angels Facebook page, sponsored by Bupa International and provided by Noonan Media. Thousands worldwide managed to watch the concert as it was happening online, something we we were so happy to be able to offer. It felt amazing to know that Angels around the world could join us for this special launch. For those of you who missed the stream, or simply want to relive the evening, we will be releasing videos soon on our blog and Facebook page.
Our first of many future annual Angel Awards, we used this occasion to launch our search for an inspirational Angel, an ‘unsung hero’ who you think deserves recognition for their contribution and efforts to make the world a kinder place. We need your help to find this special person and will be asking you to let us know your nominees some time next year.
The winners were:
Best Corporate Angel
MWB Business Exchange
Best Corporate Partner
Future Capital Partners
Best Charity Partner
The Nema Foundation
Best Ambassador Partner
Step Up Award
We would also like to thank all of our amazing sponsors: