On March 8th, Annabel’s and The Caring Family Foundation celebrated International Women’s Day 2023 with a brunch and panel talk centred around the global theme of ‘Equity.’
Held in The Garden, Annabel’s hosted a panel of influential speakers, including Ruth Davison, CEO of Refuge UK, Kenya Hunt, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE UK and Founder of R.O.O.M Mentoring, and Dr Barbara Sturm, Founder of Dr Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics.
The discussion was moderated by award-winning journalist and columnist Yomi Adegoke, with a special performance by Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Birdy, who debuted her new single “Raincatchers” and performed hits like “Wings” and “Keeping Your Head Up.”
Commenting on the morning, Patricia Caring noted: “This morning is a time for us to reflect about hope.”, with Katie Beeching having adding: “In the face of adversity, women are the driving force for change.” underscoring once again the exceptional strength and courage that women have and need to overcome adversity.
The event was a huge success, with members and guests enjoying a delicious breakfast menu that featured dishes like Coconut Yoghurt Granola with Poached Rhubarb & Pistachio Granola, Raspberry Croissant Flower, Brioche Pain Perdu, Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche & Dill, Sauteed Wild Mushrooms & Cashew Dukkah on Gluten Free Toast, and a Spring Refresher Juice made with Blood Orange, Pomegranate & Ginger.
The tables were beautifully decorated with soft pink and lilac florals by Neill Strain Floral Couture.
Annabel’s is an exclusive private members’ club in Mayfair, London that has been a major player in the city’s social and cultural scene for over six decades, celebrating its diamond jubilee in 2023.
At its core, the club is a place for entertainment and being entertained. With a timeless combination of comfort, glamour, and intimacy, the club strives to create an unforgettable and celebratory atmosphere for its diverse, eclectic, and cosmopolitan membership.
Annabel’s has earned a global reputation founded on superb service, exclusive ambience, first-class cuisine, and unparalleled entertainment. In 2018, the club opened its much-anticipated new home, a Grade I listed Georgian mansion house at 46 Berkeley Square, just two doors down from where it all began in 1963.
The club boasts six restaurants for its members and guests to enjoy, including a garden restaurant with a retracting glass roof, ‘The Mexican’ which serves innovative Mexican cuisine, and the Italian restaurant ‘Matteo’s.’ In 2022, Annabel’s opened the doors to its new restaurant, ‘The Japanese,’ an elegant, contemporary Japanese dining space and exceptional culinary experience on the first floor of the 26,000-square-foot Club.
About The Caring Family Foundation
Established in 2019 by Richard and Patricia Caring, The Caring Family Foundation (TCFF) is committed to creating a world free from hunger, hurt, and harm, with a focus on improving the lives of women and children.
The foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child has access to a nutritious meal while contributing to poverty reduction, that every woman is free to make her own choices without violence, and that rainforest communities flourish through tree-planting initiatives.
The Caring Family Foundation believes that violence against women and girls is an unacceptable global phenomenon. The foundation is dedicated to promoting awareness, reducing barriers to access, funding innovative and holistic services, and providing women with training and employability opportunities.
Collaborating with front-line organizations, TCFF funds multiple programs, including prevention initiatives for teenage girls, identification of high-risk survivors within police stations, and running a centre that offers tailored, trauma-informed, psychological, and legal support for as long as women and children require it.
In the past three years, The Caring Family Foundation has distributed over two million meals, planted 700,000 trees, and delivered 13,000 domestic abuse services in the UK and Brazil. The foundation’s work is making a real difference in the lives of women and children and is helping to create a brighter, more equitable future for all.
Annabel’s and The Caring Family Foundation’s International Women’s Day event was a resounding success, bringing together influential speakers, delicious food, and inspiring performances.
Annabel’s is a legendary private members’ club that continues to set the standard for excellence in service, ambience, and entertainment, while The Caring Family Foundation is making a tangible difference in the world by improving the lives of women and children.
Together, they represent the best of what can be achieved when talented and dedicated individuals come together to make a difference.
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