Gabi Tenenblat, who attended the inaugural UK Friends of Schneider evening, was so motivated by the event that she wanted to start a Young UK Friends committee. This came to fruition on July 16, 2009 when Gabi and some of her friends held their first social event at a local wine bar called The Garden Bar in London. Young UK Friends of Schneider Children's Hospital was born. Over 100 young professionals aged 20-30 had a fun social evening and also learned about the hospital's activities. The evening was a great success despite inclement weather in true London style.