To help raise money for Save the Children’s work in Afghanistan, Charlotte di Vita sold her own collection of number 1 miniature enamel teapots at the end of 2003, in an auction organised by Australian department store David Jones. The auction raised £6200, and the money to fund resource centres in Afghanistan to provide street children with training in literacy and numeracy, as well as vocational and life skills.
In March 2004, Save the Children invited Charlotte and Patrick Fennell of David Jones, to London, so that HRH Princess Anne, president of the charity, could thank them both personally for their contribution. The event was hosted by international investment bank JP Morgan and held at their London offices.
“I was very impressed by The Princess Royal’s knowledge of the many complex issues faced by developing countries, as well as her tireless work for so many charities, including Save the Children.” - Charlotte di Vita MBE
Trade plus Aid would like to thank Paula Opfer and David Jones, Australia for their help in raising funds for this project.