Humanitarian charity Not On Our Watch is to host their first ever UK charity fundraiser on Saturday. The Not On Our Watch Charity Race Day is an event of both high prestige and humbling generosity, which aims to raise funds for an incredibly worthy cause.
Not On Our Watch was founded by Jerry Weintraub, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, David Pressman and George Clooney, and is committed to robust international advocacy and humanitarian assistance. The charity aims to put an end to mass atrocities and gross violations of international human rights in areas of the world which receive minimal global attention. The funds raised from the race day and after party will contribute to emergency lifesaving projects to protect the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
Speaking of his involvement in the charity, George Clooney said, “My job is to try and find ways of talking about issues that move us forward. I don’t make policy, but I can shine a light on faulty or good policy. The Not On Our Watch launch reached more than 9 million people. We need to focus global attention on the plight of the 2.5 million civilians who have fled their homes. Rather than talk about who I`m dating, let`s talk about saving lives.”
Not On Our Watch accomplishments include the launch of the satellite sentinel project, which aims to prevent human rights abuses before they occur. This project uses satellite imagery over conflict zones and field reports to document evidence of mass atrocities along the border between Sudan and South Sudan. The project, launched in December 2010 and fully supported by Not On Our Watch, aims for prevention rather than cure. CNN’s John Avlon said that as a result of the Not On Our Watch initiative, “dictators can no longer hide in the dark.”
The Not On Our Watch Charity Race Day will be held at Sandown Park Racecourse on the 15th of June to raise both awareness and money for this truly worthy cause. In addition to a great day at the races with Agelou Horse Racing and Carol Joy London, guests will be able to enjoy an afternoon of fine dining and entertainment at the exclusive luncheon and live charity auction, which will be accompanied by a beautiful performance from famous concert violinist Nazrin Rashidova and concert pianist Daniel Grimwood. To celebrate this great day at the races, guests will be welcomed to the Not On Our Watch after party, which will be held at the Brompton Club. Hosted by Prudence McNellis, founder of Prudence Production Limited, and Cleo Rocos, actress, author and owner of AquaRiva Tequila, the evening will include amazing entertainment with Delilah, DJ Ben and DJ Van.
Tickets are by invitation only, and cost £420. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information, visit www.prudenceproduction.com.