Anne Lennox Martin to use milestone birthday to raise money for children’s charity

Renowned FM consultant Anne Lennox Martin is using her 70th birthday to raise funds for the Salaam Baalak Trust, an Indian non-profit providing care and protection support for street and working children in Delhi.

Her Bollywood-themed bash, to be held on Saturday 29th September 2018, will see up to 250 guests enjoying Indian food and fabulous Bollywood entertainment. The venue, the prestigious Octagon at Queen Mary University of London, once the college’s library, will be transformed into a Bollywood movie set.

Anne was inspired to raise money for the charity when she visited Delhi with her husband Vin last year.  “These children have frequently been lost or stolen and many exposed to frightening situations and abuse. One story that touched me was that you cannot offer them a blanket when the nights get cold as it is an invitation for someone to slide underneath and rape them with their hand over their mouth,” she says. “I want to do everything I can to raise money for this worthy cause. Come along and join us for what will be a memorable evening. And if you can’t make it on the night, why not support the charity through a small

Tickets cost just £55 each and include a welcome drink, a buffet meal and Indian entertainment. Visit to buy your tickets now, or donate to this worthwhile charity.

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About Anne Lennox Martin

Anne Lennox-Martin has been part of the facilities management story since the early 1980s. In her long career, Anne has worked operationally to a senior level both client and supply side. She has looked after diverse portfolios in both private and sectors and has managed a diverse range of facilities including laboratories, hospitals, universities, offices, leisure sites, manufacturing plant, retail and media facilities.

She was one of the original seven students to achieve the Master’s degree in Facilities and Environmental Management at University College London in 1993 and the first (and for a long time, the only!) BIFM Fellow to achieve the BIFM Qual, now CBIFM, in 2001. In 2007, she was voted one of the most influential women in FM according to FM World, where she is a long-standing member of the magazine’s editorial advisory board. A founder member of the BIFM’s Women in FM group, with Lucy Jeynes and Marilyn Standley, Anne has supported the group at events and as a mentor on the WIFM scheme. She is well known as a conference speaker and event contributor and in 2010 wrote the BIFM Good Practice Guide to Customer Care, the definitive text on the subject. In 2013, she won the BIFM Award for Profound Impact on the Industry.

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About the Salaam Baalak Trust

Established in 1988 with the proceeds from the film Salaam Bombay, a film depicting the lives and vulnerabilities of street children directed by Mira Nair, the Salaam Baalak Trust aims to provide a sensitive and caring environment for street and working children and other children on the margins of society.

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Ben Keeley