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13
Jun

Party in the Park raises over £460,000.00 to support type 1 diabetes research

Last night at ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park over £460,000 was raised for JDRF, who were the sole charity beneficiary. 

The New York pop stars Scissor Sisters made an exclusive intimate appearance at the dinner event with an acoustic set from Jake Shears and Babydaddy (pictured left with Karen Addington, JDRF Chief Executive). 

Auction prizes included a private performance by global music stars Florence + the Machine, a once in a lifetime, personalised week at The Masters 2013 for two people, and a sensational weeks stay for two people on the Serengeti National Park with a three night privately guided safari.  
JDRF is indebted to the Scissor Sisters who took time out from an incredibly busy schedule to come and support JDRF’s search to find the cure for type 1 diabetes. We are also immensely grateful to all those people who supported the event and bid for the auction items on the evening. 

This is a fabulous sum to raise which will support research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. We truly feel honoured to have been chosen to be involved in this prestigious event. 

Photos from the night can be viewed on our Flickr site here.

30
May

Bid now for some ‘money can’t buy’ prizes

The ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park auction site is now open. Whether or not you will be attending the event on 12 June, this is your ideal opportunity to pledge your support for JDRF. We are truly delighted with the auction items on offer, with all proceeds helping to support our vital research into type 1 diabetes. 

Auction prizes include a private performance for up to twenty five guests by global music stars Florence + the Machine and other prize highlights include a sensational weeks stay for two people on the Serengeti National Park with a three night privately guided safari.

Participants can also bid for highly sought after tickets to the Ladies’ Final on Centre Court, Wimbledon, scheduled for Saturday 7 July and there is also the opportunity to bid for a chance to stay in a stunning, exquisite St Tropez Villa set in its own private 35 acres of grounds overlooking the Mediterranean, on the ‘right’ side of town.  

Or, how would you like a week’s stay for up to eight people in a fully catered, beautifully appointed private chalet, in the heart of the Les Tres Valley which boasts more than 600 km of ski trails, in the exclusive Cospillot enclave of Courchevel, France.

And, for all you golfers out there, how about a phenomenal, jaw dropping once in a lifetime trip for two people at the Masters in Augusta. Not only do you get tickets to the Wednesday Masters Practice Round and all Tournament Days. You can also revel in a round of golf at the prestigious Sage Valley Golf Course, with Rosie Jones, the former US Solheim Cup Captain, and 13-time winner on the LPGA Tour. You will have the pleasure of meeting three of golf’s greatest legends, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Every evening you will be treated to meals with your host Wayne Player in his home, giving you the opportunity to meet other guests and listen to captivating stories from the son of one of the world’s greatest golfers.

Another auction prize on offer is PGA Kent Open Championship Pro-Am entry for three golfers on 14 August 2012, which includes all meals and a round of golf with a top PGA Professional from the South of England.  

How to bid

Bidding for these ‘money can’t buy’ prizes couldn’t be easier – simply browse through the lots and follow the links. The auction will be held at the dinner at Party in the Park on Tuesday 12 June and online bidding is open until midnight on Sunday 10 June.

If you are not attending the dinner, and are the highest online bidder when the auction closes – we will contact you to make arrangements for bidding on the night.

For further information and to see in full all of the auction prizes on offer please visit: auction.jdrf.org.uk

 

If you want to be here on the night, there are still tickets available, please see ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park page for more details

23
May

Help fundraise for JDRF by attending ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park

JDRF is delighted to have been chosen as the sole charity beneficiary for ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park which will take place on Tuesday 12 June. JDRF’s exclusive charity preview will provide a unique opportunity to glimpse the artwork whilst enjoying a champagne cocktail or two so why not come along and join in the fun, with all proceeds going to JDRF.

About ART ANTIQUES LONDON

ART ANTIQUES LONDON is a glamorous art and antiques fair which will be held from 13 - 20 June this year in a purpose built pavilion opposite the Royal Albert Hall. The event provides a dazzling backdrop to one of the most exciting and glamorous art and antiques fairs ever held in London. In a marriage of quality and style, ART ANTIQUES LONDON will bring together 70 leading exhibitors offering a range of the finest works of art from traditional through to modern and contemporary. For more information regarding ART ANTIQUES LONDON please visit their website.

How to take part

The Party in the Park cocktail reception will take place on Tuesday 12 June between 6.00pm-8.00pm at £75 per ticket, and the Party in the Park dinner (including reception) takes place from 8.30pm onwards and costs £3000 for a table of 10. Music royalty will be in the spotlight in support of type 1 diabetes research when the New York pop stars Scissor Sisters make an appearance at the dinner event with an acoustic set from Babydaddy and Jake Shears, and a private performance by global music stars Florence + the Machine will add to the auction items on offer on the night. Other prize highlights will include a once in a lifetime, personalised week at The Masters 2013 for two people, and a sensational weeks stay for two people on the Serengeti National Park with a three night privately guided safari with all proceeds helping to support JDRF and their vital research into type 1 diabetes. Both the Cocktail Reception and Dinner can be booked by visiting the JDRF ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park event page.

Contact Information

We look forward to receiving your booking and seeing you there! For further information please contact the Events team at partyinthepark@jdrf.org.uk or on 020 7841 3643. If you are unable to attend but would like to show your support you can make on online donation to JDRF here.