Private dinner and auction at the House of Commons

Kindly hosted by Max Patel of St James’s Place Wealth Management

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



  • 6.00pm    Guests arrive at Westminster Hall
  • 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

Guests at the dinner will be invited to bid for the following prizes.  We will also be accepting bids by email from people who are unable to attend the event:

Last Night of the Proms 2018
ATP World Tour Finals 2017
Christmas Classics at the Royal Albert Hall
Limited edition photographic print by Garlinda Birkbeck
Sailing day for 2 from Weymouth to Lulworth Cove
Ed Sheeran at Wembley Arena

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 daily agricultural labourers, earning approximately Rs 100…



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 TFN 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