On the sweltering 19th July, over 40 guests braved the heat to celebrate the Geraldine Connor Foundation's 10th birthday at Harewood House. This was a wonderful opportunity for the GCF community to reconnect, catch up and reflect on the memories, moments and progress of the last decade.

We were fortune enough to have food and drinks on the terrace at Harewood House with incredible views of the estate. GCF participant Cara-Mia Cruise-Brahm provided a DJ set for the night full of Carribbean classics, alongside stunning live performances by Fredlin Morency, Six Strings, and Carmen Howarth, who have all attended in GCF programmes.

Creative Associates Stella Litras, Lara Rose and Khadijah Ibrahiim also showed off their creative talents with combinations of musical performances and spoken word.

Speeches were given by Earl and Countess of Harewood David Lascelles and Diane Howze, GCF director Selina McGonagle and Creative Associate Nigel Wong about how GCF came about, and the amazing legacy of Geraldine Connor.

We’d like to thank everyone who both performed and attended on a day with such intense weather conditions and a special thanks to our hosts, the Lascelles family and Harewood House for the venue, food, drinks, general support.

We are really excited to announce the projects that GCF will be celebrating our 10th year with so keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

The next decade has so much in store for GCF – this is only the beginning of the journey!