“It’s time to celebrate 21 years of Hope!”

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A children’s charity is celebrating its 21st birthday with a glamorous gala ball in London.

To mark the milestone, Hemel-Hempstead based charity Hope For Children is hosting the event at the world-famous Café de Paris on November 19.

Murielle Maupoint, Hope’s chief executive, said: “We are looking forward to as many of our supporters as possible joining us and sharing this incredibly special moment in our history.

“Over the past 21 years, Hope has helped hundreds of thousands of children gain access to education and healthcare, whilst empowering their families to create sustainable futures for themselves.

“These children face challenges ranging from living and working on the streets to living with HIV.”

The ball’s guests will enjoy dinner with a champagne reception and top class dining, as well as entertainment from magician Sylar Magic and performances from the 60s and 70s band Soul Town.

A live auction will take place, offering ‘money can’t buy’ art works and luxury holidays.

The charity was founded in 1994 by Dr Bob Parsons, who last year received an OBE for his services to disadvantaged children in the UK and overseas.

Dr Parsons said: “We believe in helping and supporting children and their families.

“Our focus is to reach as many children as we can and to deliver to them the childhood that every child deserves.”

The charity aims to raise more than £25,000 from the event to support its projects across 8 countries.

For more information or to book tickets, visit the website here.