Gala Dinner for the Children of Palestine 2019


WA’s fundraising Gala Dinner for the Children of Palestine, was held in the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, on Friday 8th November 2019. The evening began with a reception in the Strangers Dining Room, with dinner in the Members Dining Room.

Baroness Tonge gave a warm welcome and Welfare Association Chairman’ Mr. Martin Linton (pictured above), provided a key note speech on the role of WA and outlined the evening’s events which included: an Auction where guests could pledge donations to WA’s children’s programmes, or bid to win some incredible donated works of art and a fabulous luxury holiday in Jordan; and a Grand Prize Draw, with some fabulous donated prizes, including a luxury holiday in Aqaba and a trip to Paris.

Our guests enjoyed a dazzling performance from Palestine’s very own Frank Sinatra, Omar Kamal (pictured), who stole the evening with a number of songs, ending with the very captivating Mawtini (my homeland). Our former Chair’ Clare Short ended the evening on a high, announcing the Grand Prize Draw’ winners and with some important closing words on the WA’s vital work.

We send huge thanks and  appreciation to our wonderful sponsors who made the event possible, to Omar Kamal for a stunning set, to all of our supporters who donated such magnificent prizes, and to all of our guests who joined us on  the  evening and generously supported WA’s work. It was truly an evening to remember!