Global Gift Founder Maria Bravo made an emotional visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital last week to unveil two rooms supported by the work of the Foundation, one in the name of Tamara Ecclestone Rutland, and the other in the name of the Global Gift Foundation. "London is one of the most philanthropic cities I have visited and the generosity of our guests makes a difference every year to so many people in need," Maria told HELLO! at the Global Gift Gala at London's Corinthia hotel before Christmas which helped raise money for a number of good causes including the hospital's children's charity.
At the London gala, Maria was joined by her good friends Eva Longoria Baston and Victoria Beckham who raised £20,000 when her silver glitter limited edition shoes, earrings and clutch bag were put up for auction. "You've had the shoes off my back, now you can have my earrings too," joked Victoria, at the time.
Maria was also in London to give a talk at The Devonshire Club, and later in the day was joined by some of the Foundation's celebrity supporters, including Ashley James, Jessica and Robert Pires and Konnie Huq at London's Quaglinos, where they enjoyed special Global Gift cocktails from absolut ELYX, ahead of the next Global Gift Gala which will take place in Madrid on 22 March.