Dinner and auction at the House of Commons (by invitation only)

Kindly hosted by Max Patel of CMP Financial*

in The Churchill Room, House of Commons

on Thursday 5th October 2017

with special guest speaker Nick Jenkins 

Patron of Shivia and BBC Dragon in the Den



  • 6.15pm-6.30pm: Invited guests arrive at Westminster Hall via Cromwell Green entrance (click here for map)
  • Please bring your invitation and photo ID with you for security checking.  We have been advised that the security checks (airport style) can take up to 30 mins at busy times.
  • Shivia and St James’s Place representatives will be in Westminster Hall to direct you to the House of Lords Terrace
  • 6.30pm:    Champagne reception, House of Lords Terrace
  • 7.30pm:    Dinner, speaker address and charity auction
  • 10.30pm:  Carriages
  • Dress code: Smart/business

The charity auction and raffle

Guests will be invited to bid for the following prizes.  Please click on the item to reveal full details.

Last Night of the Proms 2018 - private box for 10 guests
ATP World Tour Tennis Finals 2017 - 4 top category tickets
Christmas Classics at the Royal Albert Hall - private box for 10 guests
Limited edition photographic print by Garlinda Birkbeck
Sailing day for 2 from Weymouth to Lulworth Cove
Barbarians vs the All Blacks at Twickenham
12 bottles of 2005 Chateau Talbot
Two original paintings by emerging popular Indian artist Pulkit Prajapati
Glass bowl by Adam Aaronson
A week in the Dordogne
The raffle

Donations to Shivia in advance

How to donate

*CMP Financial, Principal Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management. The Partner Practice represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/products. The ‘St. James’s Place Partnership’ and the title ‘Partner Practice’ are marketing terms used to describe St. James’s Place representatives.


Meet some of our farmers



Kalyani is 30 and married with two children aged 8 and 10 years. She started her poultry enterprise with Shivia in May 2015 and since then…



Kamala is 36 and has three children, one of whom has a brain tumour. Her husband is a daily-wage labourer and prior to her poultry enterprise…



Akina is 50 and is married with seven daughters. She and her husband Hajrat used to work as agricultural labourers, earning about £1 each per…



Nishikanta is 45 and he registered for AMS in June 2014. He has a small plot of land, part of which he leases to another…

  • Shivia was a natural project for The Funding Network to support: a strong social change mission, with a local focus providing a hand up, not a hand out to the women and communities it works with.
    Karen Millen
    UK Operations Manager, The Funding Network
  • We were thrilled to see the impact of the work being done and to meet the team on the ground. It was truly humbling to see the difference being made to so many people by this group of highly motivated and capable people.
    Stewart Brown
    Director Artemis Investment Management LLP
  • We are excited to support such a strategically-minded and professionally run charity that is making a real and sustainable difference. The focus and design of the livelihood programmes are simple and highly effective – and the results speak for themselves.
    Lars-eric Roden
    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
    AMS farmer
    Familia location West Bengal
  • I cannot thank Shivia enough for giving me this opportunity. I am extremely happy that your team held my hand and provided me with excellent training to understand about raising chickens and earning money from them. I now have the confidence to carry on with my poultry enterprise on my own.
    PDS farmer
    Kolaghat location West Bengal

some of our supporters