Samantha Simmonds’ work for charities includes hosting events, chairing discussions and sitting on expert panels as a guest.
Samantha recently sat on a panel at an event for Norwood, a charity supporting vulnerable children, families and people with learning disabilities. The event was attended by 250 city professionals and raised over £70,000 for the charity.
During the event, Samantha interviewed Martin Lewis, the well-known consumer finance expert, about his life and career.
Samantha hosted a ” Seeds of Peace ” event in the House of Lords alongside Lord Stone, bringing together different grass roots organisations aimed at bringing Israeli’s and Palestinians together to foster better relations in the region and in the wider International community.
Samantha interviewed Lord Dubs and Barbara Winton ( daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton who saved thousands of child refugees from Czechoslovakia) for the Holocaust Educational Trust.
Thank you for hosting the conversation between Lord Dubs and Barbara Winton. You guided the conversation skilfully and I thought the session was very special.
Samantha also chaired a discussion following the screening of the film ‘Irons in the Fire’ narrated and supported by Idris Elba and which explores the opportunities and frustrations faced by youth in London.
The esteemed panel included a range of voices from London’s charity sector, and the debate lasted over an hour and took place in front of an audience of 2000 people.
We really enjoyed listening to Samantha Simmonds’ riveting account of covering the 9/11 attacks. The audience was spellbound.Shelley Blackstone
Samantha you did a brilliant job – you kept the momentum going and the debate pretty focused. People were really engaged which was great.Joe Dives