Foreign Sisters UK
Royal Opera House - Foreign Sisters Lunch 2015
About Foreign Sisters
Foreign Sisters was founded by Lady Palumbo in 2007 under the umbrella of Cancer Research UK's National Events Committee. The objective of the group is to mobilise a dynamic and powerful group - high profile foreign women in the UK - to increase awareness of the work and international standing of Cancer Research UK, and to support the outstanding and vital work of its scientists and doctors.
Over the past 12 years, Foreign Sisters has raised over £1.4m for Cancer Research UK through an annual luncheon attended by women from over 60 countries based or living in London. Their greatest achievment has been raising £1m since 2012 for the Francis Crick Institute, a biomedical research institute in King's Cross, where the Foreign Sisters have been able to fund a laboratory of thier own.
This year’s event will be held on 1st May 2019 at the beautiful Paul Hamlyn Hall at the Royal Opera House and is generously sponsored by Pomellato.
Founder: Lady Hayat Palumbo
2019 Co-chairs: Lavinia Gilbey, Lauren von Stackelberg & Roshi Kamdar
2019 Committee: Tamara Gillan, Marie Kluth, Kathryn Raphael, Debora Staley, Arabella van Niekerk, Ileana Vidaurri
For more information
Please get in touch with a member of our Special Events team by clicking on the link below.
The Lily of the Valley
The Lily of the Valley is the emblem of the Foreign Sisters. This May flower represents the renewed hope that Cancer Research UK offers each time a breakthrough is achieved, and symbolises the friendship and community of Foreign Sisters.
One Marylebone - Lunch 2017