Each year Centrepoint creates a programme of exciting and innovative special events that will raise as much money as possible for homeless young people.
As well as raising funds, our special events give us the opportunity to celebrate the incredible achievements of the young people we support.
As well as generating vital funds, Centrepoint's special events help raise awareness of the work we do and the issues faced by homeless young people. Centrepoint supports more than 9,200 homeless 16-25 year olds a year - over 116,000 since we started in 1969.
Funds raised through our supporters at our special events mean that not only can we provide a safe, warm room for homeless young people, we can offer the support and security they need to get back into employment or education, and to leave homelessness behind for good.
Centrepoint Patron Prince William joined Ellie Goulding, Craig David, Nile Rodgers and other stars and supporters at Centrepoint at the Palace – a fundraising gala and awards evening at Kensington Palace. The event, which was sponsored by the Reuben Foundation, raised an incredible £1.5 million for Centrepoint. Our Patron Prince William celebrated the amazing achievements of young people supported by Centrepoint, and along with Liz Hurley and Jonathan Ross presented the second annual Centrepoint Awards.
Sometimes things happen at Centrepoint that are beyond our wildest dreams - and this was certainly the case with our 2013 Winter Whites Gala, which closed with Prince William, Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi taking to the stage together to sing 'Livin' on a Prayer'. James Blunt, Tinie Tempah and Eliza Doolittle also took to the stage, along with Centrepoint young person Olivia, who performed a duet with singer Quinn Archer.
The Winter Whites Gala in 2012 saw the Royal Albert Hall transformed into an enchanted Winter Wonderland, featuring some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment. Celebrities and stars of the silver screen such as Jude Law, Sadie Frost and Kate Moss joined tennis greats John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl and Chris Evert for a night of glamour and friendly competition. Goran Ivanisevic and Tim Henman, who featured in one of the most memorable Wimbledon semifinals in 2001, went head to head in singles action. The event raised an incredible £980,000 for Centrepoint.
The Centrepoint Circle is a group of donors determined to have a lasting positive impact on the future of homeless young people.