Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub welcomed 500 international guests to the annual Chain of Hope Gala Ball in London's historic Old Billingsgate, which raised a fantastic £1.9 million for children suffering from heart disease around the world.
President and Founder of the Chain of Hope, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, thanked everyone for their kind support of the work of the charity to help alleviate suffering around the world. In addressing guests, the eminent Professor said, “There is a lot of pain around the world and your generosity has continuously succeeded in addressing at least some of that pain as it pertains to children, young adults who would otherwise have nowhere else to go for treatment of heart disease”.
Chain of Hope’s CEO Emma Scanlan added that last year the funds raised from the Gala Ball helped the charity to conduct 19 medical missions treating nearly 300 children across developing and war-torn countries.
The Gala Ball was hosted by Broadcast Journalist, Jonathan Samuels with a Live Auction conducted by author and Master Auctioneer, Lord Archer.