Norwood Distressed Investing Dinner raises £295,000 for charity

8 October 2018

More than 250 professionals from the investment industry joined Norwood’s annual Distressed Investing Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 4 October.

The ever-popular event, now in its 13th year, raised £295,000 for Norwood, a leading UK charity supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and adults with learning disabilities and autism.

The 260 guests represented more than 70 companies, from funds and investors to advisors and professional services. The event was sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Addressing the assembled guests, Neville Kahn, who is a longstanding member of the Norwood Distressed Investing Dinner Committee and became Norwood Chair in March, spoke about Norwood’s drive for excellence across all its services.

He said: “We want to build on that excellence and push ourselves even further. And I, as Chair, am excited about being part of that push for even higher standards. We want to enrich the lives of the people we care for and make sure they benefit from all the advances the new economy will bring.”

Guests were also treated to a fascinating Q&A with Tom Kempner, Co-Executive Managing Member of Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, and a special performance by legendary improvisational comedy group The Comedy Store Players, who brought the evening to an entertaining close.

Watch the video highlights of the Norwood Distressed Investing Dinner here.


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About Norwood

Norwood is a leading UK charity, supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities. We deliver life-changing services to thousands of people across London and the South East.

Norwood helps children and adults to maximise their potential at home, at school and throughout their lives, through personalised services designed to enable choice.

Each year Norwood needs £35m to keep its services running, £12m of which comes through voluntary donations. Norwood works with 56 local authorities and has over 55 sites across London and the South East.

Norwood currently runs eight charity shops across North and East London thanks to the support of 150 dedicated volunteers.

About Norwood Corporate Events

Norwood runs an exciting schedule of corporate fundraising and networking events throughout the year. They cover a wide range of different sectors and provide numerous networking opportunities.

Norwood’s business events include: The Property Lunch, Distressed Investing Dinner, Business Breakfast, Private Equity Dinner, and YN’s Business, Finance and Entrepreneurs’ Dinner.