Top Event Hosts to Book for International Day of Charity 2020
Charities are an essential factor in many people’s lives, with such services as foodbanks and hospices being relied upon by millions. Poverty continues to ravage countless countries, while climate change remains one of the most prevalent dangers to humankind. With so many worthy causes out there; which one is closest to your heart?
International and local charities alike are on the frontline of the current crisis, supplying monetary intervention wherever possible. The UN’s International Day of Charity serves to support the good fight, raising awareness for charities of all shapes and sizes with education, ideas for charity fundraisers and support.
As a business, we value the positive power of Charity. Our family-run, local team have spent over a decade raising money for Rainbows Children’s Hospice in Loughborough, generating over £2 million. With Champions, your charity fundraiser will be managed by a speakers’ agency who are personally invested in good causes.
International Day of Charity was coined by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, marking the start of the celebration. The day encourages individuals, groups and businesses to embark on charity fundraisers - by choosing the cause closest to their hearts and organising unique, innovative ways to connect with those who may donate.
Originally declared as a Hungarian Civil Society initiative, the special day calls for people to unite under a common cause – to eradicate poverty and distress, and promote peace. It is celebrated on the day of Mother Teresa’s passing, recipient of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, to honour the strides made by former pioneers of charity.
From underfunded education to poverty, discrimination to climate change, the vast number of worthy causes that require our attention are endless, not to mention the local charities that many communities rely upon. Use International Day of Charity as a reminder not just of our own privilege, but the power of fundraising.
With keynote speeches featuring at the UN’s first commemoration in 2013, public speakers have played a pinnacle role in the celebration from the very beginning. Event hosts are no different, as their entertaining presence at charity fundraisers serves to resonate with audiences. Your guests will reach deeper into their pockets, with our insightful presenters.
It is celebrated on the same day every year, so book your 2021 event host now to avoid missing out! With 2020 pushing families, businesses and charities to the limit, it is more important now than ever to support one another, whether through raising awareness or monetary investments.
How to celebrate International Day of Charity 2020?
Our event hosts hail from a wealth of industries and professionals, meaning that there is some one for every occasion! Here are just some personal favourites for fundraising ideas:
Auctions are a great way to raise money for charity, while also giving back to your guests. From sports cars to signed memorabilia and even the humble tea set, guests will flock from far and wide to have a chance of winning. At Champions, we pride ourselves on our annual auctions, which have raised money for a multitude of charities, including Rainbows Children’s Hospice in Loughborough.
Take a look at our comprehensive guide to organising your own charity auction!
At its core, a charity fundraiser should strike the balance between emotive and entertaining. With event entertainment, you can set the tone of your occasion, whether you require a peaceful acoustic accompaniment or an upbeat pop band. These acts set the atmosphere for your event, commanding guests’ attention – an entertained audience, is a “giving” audience.
In the current climate, online fundraisers have proven to be an incredibly popular option for event organisers. Capable of reaching a wider audience, and therefore a larger pool of donations, webinar event hosts are an essential addition to every virtual function. With their seamless wit and professionalism, these speakers will structure your event, guiding it from start to finish all while maintaining audience’s attention.
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Star of 8 Out of 10 Cats, Jimmy Carr is one of the country’s leading comedians. With his risqué humour and natural wit, he is sure to lighten the mood of any charity event he attends. Striking the balance between emotional subject matter and entertainment, he is the perfect comedic relief at auctions and corporate charity galas.
Specialising in international topics, esteemed BBC Political Journalist, John Pienaar, can supply valuable context at charity functions. His extensive knowledge of current affairs, including the crises requiring charity intervention, John will both entertain and enlighten audiences to the importance of their donations. Combining his journalistic knowledge, radio presenters voice and passion for good causes, John is the perfect event host.
Television auctioneer, James Lewis, is the instantly recognisable, equally charming host for your auction. As the star of Bargain Hunt, Cash in the Attic and even the BAFTA award-winning show, Antiques Roadshow, this talented presenter is the perfect embodiment of the auction genre. Holder of the longest ever solo auction in the world, at a staggering 26 hours, James will certainly thrill audiences from start to finish!
Comedian extraordinaire, Katherine Ryan is the go-to entertainer for corporate events. When booked for charity fundraisers, she will supply a moment of relief from the heavy topics commonly shared at these occasion, maintaining the audiences’ attention. With her relatable comedy style, Katherine’s witty anecdotes will keep audiences in stitches with laughter. No charity event is complete, without this consummate entertainer.
Whether audiences recognise him from his singing career, acting roles or as the presenter of The Chase, Bradley Walsh will leave guests utterly starstruck. Famed for his cheeky one-liners, his instinctive ability to connect with audiences ensures that guests stay on the edge of their seats. Bradley is a true professional, he effortlessly adapts onstage hiccups into opportunities for comedy, ensuring the success of your event.
Need to entertain younger audiences? We understand that charity fundraisers are commonly a family affair, as such our team supply a wealth of child-friendly hosts for your event. Enter, Radzi Chinyanganya. The former Blue Peter presenter has starred in Cannonball, Match of the Day Kickabout and Your Body: Your Image on CBBC, as well as mainstream broadcasts of the 2012 London Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and the 2018 South Korean Winter Olympics.
BBC Breakfast news reporter turned popular presenter, Steph McGovern offers the perfect combination of professional and informal, serious and comedic. Having starred in Shop Well for Less and Pocket Money Pitch on CBBC, the highly educated host will be instantly recognised by your guests, ensuring the success of your event. Audiences will fall head over heels for Steph McGovern!
Widely regarded to be one of the “funniest impressionists and situational comedians on the circuit”, Lloyd Griffith is a risking talent in the world of comedy. His impressions are legendary, while his extensive experience in the presenting chair includes such programmes as Soccer AM and Sky Spoof News. Lloyd is the ideal event host for charity functions, as his natural comedic flair will instantly put audiences at ease.
Since winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2013, Ashley Banjo has diversified his career to include presenting roles on Got to Dance and Dancing on Ice. Armed with a quick wit and wide smile, audiences instantly fall for Ashley’s onstage presence, allowing him to captivate their attention from start to finish. Inspiring guests to reach deeper into their pockets, the talented performer can manage sensitive topics with ease.
Whether she is presenting on Radio 2 or the booking circuit, Sara Cox is as professional as she is entertaining. She effortlessly rakes in millions of listeners a show, a testament to Sara’s popularity on the airwaves. When booked for charity events, she engages audiences of every age, background of industry, thanks to Sara’s adaptable presenting style.
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Want to discover the perfect event host for your charity fundraiser? Simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by calling a booking agent on 0207 1010 553, or by fill in our online form, and a representative will be in touch with you shortly. In the meantime, make sure to check out our other event hosts on offer!