OVER £1.3 MILLION POUNDS RAISED FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN AS A-LIST GUESTS ENJOY ‘A NIGHT OF DISCO’
Helena Bonham Carter, Mick Jagger, Dominic West, Mary Portas, Mel Geidroyc, Natasha Kaplinsky, Arlene Philips, Tim Rice, Viscount Linley and more enjoyed performances by Sister Sledge, Philip Bailey, Jimmy Somerville and Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Last night, Save the Children held a Night of Disco at the Roundhouse in London sponsored by RB. Attended by over 500 guests including Helena Bonham Carter, Mick Jagger, Mel Giedroyc, Dominic West, Mary Portas, Mel Geidroyc, Natasha Kaplinsky and Arlene philips the event raised over £1.3 million for the charity through ticket sales and auction items.
Made up of cornerstone artists of the influential genre of disco, the phenomenal bill included performances and collaborations from Sister Sledge whose smash hit ‘We are Family’ kicked off the glitter-ball filled night in style, the incredible Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire fame, the legendary Jimmy Somerville and dance floor queen Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Guests enjoyed quenelles of lemon sole, lobster thermidor sauce with black trompettes and chervil, rump of veal burger with an avocado green leaf salad, spiced slaw and loaded potato skins, accompanied by Champagne Lanson White Label NV and a choice of Cosmopolitans, Vodka Raspberry Margaritas or Whisky Sours to drink.
In addition, Henry Wyndham, Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, conducted a live auction. A unique artwork by Marc Quinn: Constellation of the Labyrinth went for £35,000 and a 5* five-day red carpet experience at Cannes Film Festival including Vanity Fair party tickets raised £40,000 for the charity.
Hosted by Sir Alan Parker, Chairman of Save the Children and actress Helena Bonham Carter, and sponsored by the charity’s longstanding partner RB, this special evening raised significant funds which will help the international charity Save the Children give every child around the world the chance to fulfill their potential.