The Anne Frank Trust UK

Using education to create a society safe from prejudice and discrimination

The Anne Frank Trust Annual Lunch 2018

The Anne Frank Trust Annual Lunch to mark Holocaust Memorial Day took place at a prestigious Central London Hotel on Thursday 25 January 2018.

We were joined by over 500 guests for our Anne Frank Trust Annual Lunch 2018 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. We raised an amazing £480,000, making this year’s lunch the most successful in 16 years of running the event. The money raised will go towards the running of our vital education work with young people, empowering them to recognize, resist and challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

The huge importance of our mission was highlighted by our presenter Jo Coburn, who shared a conversation on stage with Labour Peer Lord Alf Dubs. Lord Dubs called the work of the Trust “terrific,” and said: “It’s young people who we’ve got to take the message to: it’s young people who’ve got to be warned of the dangers of genocide, they’ve got to be warned what may happen and they’ve got to be on the alert – both in terms of relationships in their schools and in the wider community.  It’s young people we’ve got to get at in a positive sense, because they’re the ones who can improve the values of our society.”

We were honoured to be joined by a group of our young Anne Frank Ambassadors from London, who gave a presentation and showed a film they had  created as a part of our ‘Switch Off Prejudice’ digital resilience education programme. Some of the group also featured in our Annual Lunch event campaign film.

You can view the pictures from this year’s lunch here.