On Thursday 18 October, Anton Mosimann OBE hosted our 15th anniversary Gala Dinner at Mosimann’s Club in Belgravia. At our flagship fundraising event of the year, we were delighted to celebrate both 15 years of empowering lives, and 15 years of collaborating with Anton and his team.
During the evening, guests enjoyed a Champagne reception followed by a fabulous six-course meal, after which Colin Sheaf, Chairman of Bonhams UK, and his wife Annie conducted our auction. Lots included two tickets and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Notre Dame de Paris (a lot that was generously doubled during the auction by Adam Blanshay, who donated it), a luxury weekend stay at Stapleford Park Country House Hotel in Leicestershire, and a signed copy of Howard Goodall’s score for Blackadder. Bidding was animated and, with the funds also raised via table sales, our raffle and individual donations, we raised an incredible £38,589 net.
This will enable us to empower more disadvantaged and vulnerable people across the UK over the coming months. By carefully tailoring our programmes around the needs of each participant group, we use the creative arts to tackle low self-esteem, low self-confidence and social isolation. These funds will enable us to achieve so much.
We appreciate very much the ongoing support of Anton Mosimann OBE, Mark Mosimann and the staff at Mosimann’s, Colin and Annie Sheaf, our table buyers and their guests, and all who donated items for the auction and raffle.
Please enjoy our gallery of the evening.