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Due to ongoing restrictions our exclusive London events calendar continues to look slightly different to usual

Keep checking back for updated information on our events and how you can support Action for Children.

If you have questions about getting involved in any of our events below, email [email protected]

Recent events 2021

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Ultimate News Quiz 2021

The Ultimate News Quiz has become one of London’s most popular annual charity events. Guests battle it out in a dastardly difficult current affairs quiz for the coveted Ultimate News Quiz trophy. The quiz has been generously sponsored by the Premier League since 2014 and has raised over £1.2 million since it began as a small pub-quiz event back in 2007.

Unfortunately, the 15th Ultimate News Quiz was postponed this year due to government guidelines. But we were excited to present a special online version (below), arranged by the Ultimate News Quiz committee and featuring friends of the UNQ to keep the cogs turning until we return in March 2022.

Special guests include Fiona Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Jon Snow, Tom Bradby, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Mary Nightingale, Mishal Husain, Charlene White, Natasha Kaplinsky, Nick Robinson, Susanna Reid and Justin Webb.

To keep updated about March 2022’s event please contact [email protected]

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Spring Ladies Lunch 2021

Since its inception in 1988, with the help of our fabulous Spring Ladies Lunch committee, this annual event has raised over £1.1 million for Action for Children.

In March, we would usually be welcoming guests to a prestigious five-star venue in Park Lane or Knightsbridge to enjoy a beautiful lunch, watch an exclusive fashion show and most importantly, raise vital funds for Action for Children.

Unfortunately, the 33rd Spring Ladies Lunch is postponed until March 2022 due to government guidelines. Instead, the event committee created an online silent auction and donation platform which raised just under £15,000 in total. Prizes ranged from holidays in Portugal to shopping experiences to luxury facials to artwork, and more.

To keep updated about March 2022’s event please contact [email protected]

Past events

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Starry Night carol concert 2020

Hosted by Channel 4 News' Jon Snow, Action for Children’s Starry Night brought virtual festive cheer to over 880 homes across the UK (and beyond) in December 2020.

Guests enjoyed an evening of Christmas carols, readings and sparkling entertainment from Angellica Bell, Jessica Hynes, Leona Lewis and Nadia Sawalha among others, with over £31,000 raised.

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The Hinch Christmas quiz 2020

Instagram sensations Mr and Mrs Hinch hosted a cracking Christmas quiz in December, testing viewers’ knowledge on themes ranging from festive music to movies to trivia and of course, the Hinch family themselves.

Over 16,000 households took part raising over £34,000 to help support children, young people, and families in the UK.

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Entertainment Quiz of the Year 2019

The Entertainment Quiz of the Year launched in 2015, bringing together the biggest companies in the entertainment industry for an interactive quiz. The event includes a special welcome reception and a three-course gourmet dinner.

Guests have included teams from Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, Lionsgate and Google. We’ve also welcomed famous faces like Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash as our celebrity quiz hosts over the years. The event raised has raised £443,000 to date.