The Global Party

The reason I was in Latvia last week was because I attended the press launch of the The Global Party, a giant celebration for a philanthropic cause, which entails a series of 80+ parties being held in 71 cities internationally over a 24 hour period on September 15-16th, raising money for 15+ charities.
The parties will be held in the world's most exclusive venues, from yachts in St Barts to luxury villas in Marrakech, and around 80,000 people are expected to attend. I went out to the Grand Palace Hotel in Riga with around 20 other journalists from the UK to find out more about it.

Tickets to the event cost around £1,200 and entry is granted by showing the embossed silver keyring, which guests are sent with their invitation. The entire ticket charge will be donated to charity, and the principal charity to benefit from The Global Party is ARK - a children's charity which tackles health issues in Sub Saharan Africa, Education improvement in India and the UK and child protection in Eastern Europe. Other charities to benefit include the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund UK , the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation,  The Red Cross Pakistan Floods Appeal, and Merlin - a charity I'm particularly inspired by.

In addition to a guestlist to rival the Oscars, the parties will include music from world renowned DJs and performers - and I'm very excited to say that there is a possibility that a run like 'elle may be able to attend too! (For information to come)

It was a really interesting trip, and I'm excited to see how is pans out. If you want to find out more about The Global Party, visit www.theglobalparty.com