Advent of Change Launch Event 2019

We are delighted to announce that our 2019 product range has officially launched!
On Thursday 26th September, we held our Launch Event in London, inviting representatives from our retail partners, our corporate partners, the press and, of course, our 72 charities to view the products raise a glass, and have a chat.
the advent of change welcome committee attendees discovering the products in reception
Thank you so much to everyone who came – it was wonderful to see so many like-minded world-changers in one room!
With the very talented Tia Talula capturing the action for us – here’s what happened on the day…
attendees chatting and mingling at the event
We were lucky enough to be hold the event in central London (with a view of The Shard, no less) – all thanks to our amazing corporate partner, EQ Investors. They have not only funded our work this year, but they invited us to hold the event at their office, even providing refreshments for everyone. Thank you for being the most generous hosts imaginable!
the venue empty EQ investors helping to prepare for the event
We decorated the office with amazing banners and signage, designed by Denfield Advertising and provided by the lovely people at Snüz. And of course, the display wouldn’t be complete without the array of products for 2019, printed by Emmerson Press.
It was lovely to catch up with wonderful friends Holly Branson and Team Virgin – thank you so much for your amazing support!
holly and kristina discussing the braille advent calendar holly branson holding the braille advent calendar
After a chance to say hello, it was time for some speeches – starting with AoC
Founder Kristina, who said a big thank you to those who have helped make this year’s Advent of Change range happen.
John Lewis's Mr Christmas (aka Dan Cooper) then spoke about the success of Advent of Change in 2018 and our relationship going forward (yay!) RNIB spoke about our first-ever UK Braille advent calendar, and EQ investors spoke about their amazing Foundation and the ethics of their business.
The Advent ot Change launch event speeches
We’re also very grateful to Petra the Guide Dog puppy for coming along, and to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association for clearing her schedule for us! It’s safe to say we were all a little starstruck…
Petra the guide dog puppy and her handlers from Guide Dogs for The Blind Petra the guide dog puppy giving kristina kisses
The biggest thank you of all has to go to our 72 amazing charities for inspiring us all with your incredible work! Working together, there is no doubt that we can make this year completely world- changing in so many ways.
the crowd including charities at the event
We're so happy to have launched the new product range, and we hope you love it just as much as we do! You can pre-order from our shop now, and they will be in John Lewis and Waitrose stores throughout the country VERY soon!

Keep an eye on our blog and social channels for updates, and you can join the conversation using #AdventOfChange to help spread the word far and wide.
attendees looking at the advent calendars