2019 Drinks Reception – Reform Club

Final celebratory event at the Reform Club, Pall Mall

The Reform Club was the venue for the first dinner and launch of DSMT in 2005 and thus a fitting place to bring people together for a celebration of the work of the last fourteen years. It was great to see so many people at the recent reception who had also attended the original dinner, along with other supporters who have joined us along the way.

In 2005 we had no expectation that DSMT would continue so successfully for so long, raising more than $1 million towards educational projects in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a remarkable achievement for a small, largely volunteer-run charity.  Chair Georgina Simpson and Hon Secretary Angela Simpson paid tribute to the generosity and loyalty of our supporters, individuals and corporates, particularly Dominic’s employers Kroll and the Council of Arab Ambassadors.

The reception was our final fund-raising activity.  Its financial success means we have considerable funds to support the education of more disadvantaged girls before we wind down the charity over the next eighteen months. We will be going out with a bang, not a whimper!

The evening was also a great success socially, as the photos in this gallery show, and as one supporter said, with just the right balance of celebration, remembrance and thanks.  There was a shared sense of satisfaction at being part of an enterprise that has brought practical, measurable improvements to the lives of many young people, and strengthened their resolve to be the best they can, despite what is going on around them.  Dominic would be very proud of what has been achieved in his memory.

Watch out for upcoming updates on current students, and announcements about our final grant-giving decisions.

Thank you again to everyone.

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