12 June 2012 (London)
On Tuesday 12 June 2012 JDRF was the sole beneficiary of the ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park event held in Kensington Gardens. We are absolutely delighted that the event has raised £475k so far.
About the event
The evening was a huge success with the guests having an absolutely brilliant evening.The 600 reception attendees looked at the art and antiques whilst enjoying canapés and delicious cocktails.
The dinner guests were treated to an intimate performance by Jake Shears and Babydaddy from the Scissor Sisters. Their acoustic performance really was amazing, topping off the excellent atmosphere and resulting in some impromptu dancing from the guests. The Scissor Sisters were joined on stage by singer songwriter Amanda Ghost who joined the Party in the Park committee to help her daughter Gia, who has type 1 diabetes.
The prizes on offer were some of the best JDRF has ever had the pleasure of including in the auction. The lead auction lots included a private performance from Florence + the Machin eand a personalised trip to the Masters in Augusta with the opportunity to meet golfing legends.
Click here to see photos of the evening.
The event would not have been possible without our dedicated Chairman Francis Kirkpatrick and the enthusiastic committee who worked together to make the event such a huge success. Not only did this event raise a significant income for JDRF, it also put JDRF and type 1 diabetes in to the spotlight.
The evening was featured in national press including the Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Sunday Mirror and OK!. Florence tweeted about it to her 340,000 followers, and the event featured on several showbiz gossip webpages including Look to the Stars.
It is still possible to make a donation online towards the event if you wish - either click here to donate online or call the London team on 020 7841 3631.