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See Change

February 08, 2011 09:56 ET

Inauguration of the Golden Hat Foundation and SEE CHANGE Charities in the UK With Documentary Screening and Talk by Kate Winslet

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) -

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Thursday 13 January 2011 saw the launch of SEE CHANGE, a charity that aims to harness the power of imagery and the spoken word to encourage debate and inspire charitable-giving.

Through a range of events including film screenings, dramatic performances, readings and art exhibitions, See Change will use compelling narrative to change perceptions, inform communities and mobilize support for a variety causes.

Kathryn Greig, founder of See Change, hosted the inauguration of The Golden Hat Foundation with the patronage of private equity investor Cyrus Vandrevala and his wife Priya. The evening featured a screening of the documentary 'A Mother's Courage' and a talk by Kate Winslet at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly in London. Guests included a host of socialites including First Lady of Iceland Dorrit Moussaieff, India Hicks, Tamara Beckwith and Catrina Guerrini Maraldi.

Kate Winslet founded the non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers for people with autism around the world. Compelled during her narration of a documentary entitled A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism about a young Icelandic boy named Keli living with autism, Kate became motivated to make a difference. Upon meeting Keli's mother Margret, Kate was deeply moved by her far-reaching journey to find a way for her nonverbal son to learn to communicate. Her experience motivated the establishment of the Golden Hat Foundation. "The Golden Hat" was the title of a poem written by 12 year old Keli Thorsteinsson.

The mission of the Golden Hat Foundation is the establishment of innovative living communities that offer people with autism the opportunity to learn to communicate effectively, receive an education, job training and enjoy recreational activities, all within a supportive social network. When given a suitable education and the means to communicate effectively, people with autism can truly realize their dreams.

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