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MAG Gala Dinner

MAG's inaugural Gala Dinner took place on Thursday 18th April at St Paul's Cathedral, celebrating our life saving work around the world. 


Guests were welcomed to St Paul's and given a guided tour of the Cathedral floor where our Surviving the Peace exhibition is displayed until 28th April, before being taken to Nelson Chamber for the reception. Here guests were treated to drinks and canapés whilst networking with other guests and viewing the auction items that were to be auctioned later in the evening. 

At 7.30pm guests were called to dinner in the Crypt where they heard from Nick Roseveare, MAG's Chief Executive and BBC World Affairs producer, Stuart Hughes, in conversation with Mohamed A Omaar, former deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia and MAG's Head of Programmes, Adam Komorowski. Guests then experience fine dining and fine wine, inspired by the countries in which we work, courtesy of Jackson Gilmour. An extraordinary auction followed led by Kate McKenzie of Christies, which offered lots including a bespoke suit or couture piece by a Saville Row master tailor, a "Sail with an Olympian" experience, and French holiday escapes.

A raffle took place during dinner raising a fantastic £2000 and guarranteeing lucky guests tickets to comedy clubs and concerts, Holland and Holland ties and a luxury hamper. 

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Thanks to all who attended our inaugural Gala Dinner and for their generous support.

MAG would like to thank KAS Bank for their sponsorship of the evening and MAGnet for their ongoing support and assistance. 

MAG is grateful for the work and support of suppliers and donors, without whom this spectacular event wouldn't have been possible. 

Thanks in particular to St Paul's Cathedral, Jackson Gilmour Catering, Ash Event Productions, Detta Phillips floral design, Jack Hinds Photography and all of our auction and raffle donors.    

More info

Please email with any questions or call 0161 238 5486.

MAG's Impact

The Gala Dinner celebrated the vital work MAG carries out on a daily basis around the world. It also raised unrestricted funds for our programmes giving MAG the ability to respond to emergencies and continue projects where previous funding sources are no longer available or have run out, empowering us to stay and get the job done. Whilst very often funds from other donors are inflexible, public funds have the potential to allow MAG to move and work where the need is greatest, saving lives faster, in new areas where there is often no infrastructure in place. These funds are invaluable!

The Gala dinner was a chance for MAG to demonstrate the impact of its work around the world, the lives saved and the possibilities created for the thousands of people affected by conflict. We also raised a fantastic £24,500.00 to ensure that our work can continue.

Please watch this film from Laos to see why we need your help...

About MAG

MAG (Mines Advisory Group) saves and improves lives by reducing the devastating effects armed violence and remnants of conflict have on people around the world.
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