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Events and Fundraisers

Find out about all of our Events and Fundraising initiatives here.

The trustees, team, volunteers, supporters and sponsored girls of the CGEF thank the Commonwealth Countries League (CCL), in particular the Fair planning team, and our esteemed host, H.E. Perla Perdomo and her team at the Belize High Commission for their exemplary work in staging this year’s fair on Saturday 10th November.

On Tuesday 18th September 2018, Jenny Ives and her alumnae association team coordinated another well attended Alice Hemming Lunch. The annual event, held at the The National Liberal Club in London, is an opportunity for the CGEF to raise funds for its alumnae association.

On Sunday 15th July 2018, the CGEF participated in the Virgin Sport British 10k Run, presented by ASICS.

In collaboration with the ComSec Youth Team, we are pleased to announce that we are hosting a spectacular fundraising event this autumn, "Splendours of the Commonwealth".

Our reception is a precursor to the Youth Ministers Summit and will take place at the iconic Marlborough House on Friday 8th September, from 6:30pm - 9pm.

Enjoy an evening of fashion, live performances, a silent auction plus canapes and wine.With Pooja, an Indian Folk Dancer; Solo Flair Fashions and Models; Dulcis Ensemble; Hali. H Fashion; original poetry by Jannat Rashad, a young South Asian poet; and an auction with fabulous prizes. MC'd by the lovely ALI-MAI, Finalist, Miss Caribbean UK 2023.

Limited tickets are available, so book early to avoid disappointment. Book here

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 Past Splendours

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, the CGEF hosted a splendid evening of pan-Commonwealth music and entertainment to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the charity and the Commonwealth Summit  in London.Taking place in the stunning Crystal Room, the evening included a sparkling drinks reception with performances from the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra, students from London’s world famous Pineapple Performing Arts School, the Ngāti Rānana London Maori Club, NACH365, the award winning Sunshine & Nadiva and Sarah Ikumu - ITV’s 2017 Britain’s Got Talent golden buzzer act.

The evening also included live and silent auctions, expertly lead by antiques expert and TV presenter, Jonty Hearnden. Readings of stories from our sponsored girls were also read out by BBC Radio 4 Broadcaster, Sue MacGregor.

Check our Facebook page for more images of the event here.

We are not a funded charity, so generosity is what enables us to continue sponsoring girls, and we are delighted that on the night our guests managed to raise over £19,000, which will go towards the education of girls across the Commonwealth.

This is about 20-25% of our average annual spend on sponsorships, so it was worth all of our efforts and we would like to say an enormous thank you to all the performers, participants, guests and organising team for helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary in such splendid fashion.

 For more information about our Splendours of the Commonwealth event, please visit the event website here.


As the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year its Alumnae Association takes the opportunity to celebrate the life of the late Alice Hemming.

On Monday 27th March 2017, Fast Forward 15 mentees hosted a charity screening of Mary Poppins to raise money for the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund.