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Global Gift Gala in Marbella 2017

The 6th Marbella Global Gift Gala 2017 is at the Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe on 16 July.

….. VI Marbella Global Gift Gala 2017 en Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe en 16 Julio.

More information to follow / Más información a seguir

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Marbella Global Gift Gala Press Conference

Press Conference 2017

The press conference for the sixth edition of the Global Gift Gala in Marbella took place at the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) in the Plaza de Los Naranjos on Wednesday June 21. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you all the details and images for this amazing event.

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Global Gift Initiative at Althorp House

Last week, Maria Bravo held the first Global Gift Initiative at Diana Princess of Wales’ family home Althorp House in Northamptonshire, England. The event was hosted by Earl Spencer, the Princess’s younger brother for a night of philanthropy and inspiration to honour the 20th anniversary of her death in 1997.

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Maria Bravo & Pamela Anderson opening Playa Padre in Marbella

Maria Bravo, international businesswoman and philanthropist, unveiled her new leisure venue Playa Padre on the beautiful playa el Cable in Marbella on Saturday. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you images of the opening together with a few words from Maria and her special guest Pamela Anderson.

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Edinburgh Global Gift Gala 2017

Eva Longoria Bastón and Maria Bravo this week presented the first Global Gift Foundation charity initiative to be held in Scotland – Edinburgh becoming the thirteenth capital of solidarity on the philanthropic map.

The charity event was held at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian combining art, solidarity and glamour. They were joined by personalities from the world of culture, cinema and sport.

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Maria Bravo announces 2nd Madrid Global Gift Gala 2017

The Global Gift Foundation presented details of its 2nd Global Gift Gala in the Spanish capital, which will take place this year in Madrid’s emblematic Teatro Real.

The press conference was attended by Father Angel (founder of Messengers of Peace – a beneficiary of the event), Angela Navarro (founder of the NGO that bears her name), Ramón Freixa (Global Gift Humanitarian Award recipient and two Michelin Star Chef) who will be creating some of his culinary wonders on the evening, flamenco dancer Rafael Amargo, actress and presenter Belinda Washington (Global Gift International MARCOM Director) and Hazel Gormley-Leahy, who led the presentation.

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Maria Bravo receives award at “We are One” gala

On Saturday 21 January, María Bravo was given an honorary award at the “We are one” gala in Stockholm, Sweden. This award is given to philanthropists for their exemplary work around the world to change the lives of vulnerable people.

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London Global Gift Gala 2016 (7th edition)

The 7th edition of the London Global Gift Gala took place on Saturday 19 November 2016 to raise funds for the Eva Longoria Foundation, the Global Gift Foundation and UNAIDS. The event was held this year at London’s Corinthia Hotel and it brought together fashion, music and TV celebrities to raise funds and improve the lives of children and women around the world.

Eva Longoria Bastón, Victoria Beckham and Maria Bravo hosted this prestigious event with a star studded guest list, which included the amazing Anastacia who was presented with the “Global Gift Our Heroes Award” for being an example of life, overcoming and social conscience to battle her disease.

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Global Gift Celebrity Golf Challenge & Gala Dinner 2016

Global Gift Gala Dinner

The Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe in Marbella hosted the Global Gift Gala Dinner on the evening of 15 October following the celebrity golf challenge held at the Estepona Golf Club earlier in the day.

MarbellaAzul.com’s Roz and Derek James were of course there to bring you news and images from the red carpet photo call held before a dinner which was specially prepared by the hotel’s talented chefs. This was followed by a performance by Melissa Nkonda and an acoustic set from Ronan Keating.

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The Global Gift Gala in Marbella 2016

Mario Bravo with Roz James of MarbellaAzul.com at the Global Gift Gala in Marbella 2016

Marbella eagerly awaited the arrival of this year’s Global World Gifters to celebrate the Global Gift Foundation Weekend of Philanthropy charity initiative on the 16 – 17 July.

The Global Gift weekend began with the inauguration of the first Casa Global Gift on Saturday morning. It was attended by the creator and founder of this new project, Maria Bravo. And she was accompanied by Eva Longoria Baston and Global Gifters from such places as Dubai, London and Paris. This was a private affair and we will let you have more information as soon as we receive it.

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Interview: María Bravo – co-founder of the Global Gift Foundation

Roz James (MarbellaAzul.com) & María Bravo (Global Gift Foundation)

We were delighted to have an opportunity to interview the charismatic María Bravo following the press conference for this year’s Global Gift Gala at the Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe in Marbella. María, who was born and grew up in Marbella, is the co-founder of the Global Gift foundation which has raised $millions for worthwhile causes. She has been living and working in the USA for the last 27 years as an actress appearing in films and on TV. She is now more involved in production and her passion for philanthropy – effecting real change in the world.

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Marbella Global Gift Gala 2016 – Confirmed

Maria Bravo (founder of the Global Gift Foundation) confirmed the date for this year’s Marbella Global Gift Gala at the First Global Gift Gala in Madrid on 2 April. It will be held in Marbella on Sunday 17 July 2016.

The First Global Gift Gala in Madrid was attended by José Bernal (the Mayor of Marbella) and Miguel Luna (Head of Tourism in Marbella). Mayor José Bernal said the Global Gift Gala is a great ambassador for Marbella around the world and this promotion of this city is extremely important. It provides help and support for people in need not only in Marbella but throughout the Costa del Sol.

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Marbella Global Gift Gala evening 2015

On Sunday 5 July, the Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe was the setting for the fourth Marbella Global Gift Gala. The three foundations benefitting from this year’s event will be the Eva Longoria Foundation, the Global Gift Foundation and the Bertin Osborne Foundation.

Set in the beautiful gardens of this popular 5 star hotel, preparations were well under way for this prestigious event when we arrived with Marbella Now´s Nicole King who was there to interview people for next week´s show.

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