On 11th November 2014 we kicked off our 25th Anniversary celebrations with an auction at The Union Club in the heart of Soho.
Surrounded by our supporters we started the celebrations with an exclusive premiere of our 25th Anniversary short film produced by our trustee Gretchen Shoring. It shows the incredible work that ChildHope has been involved in over the past 25 years. If you missed it don't forget to watch it here:
This was followed by a heartfelt speech from our patron, Trevor Eve, who spoke about his personal reasons for supporting ChildHope.
"My relationship with ChildHope began when I was involved in the BBC LifeLine Appeal in 1997, which raised an incredible £100,000. This really helped ChildHope to develop and grow. Now they are working with over 114,000 children in 10 countries, on issues including child labour, abuse in families and child marriage."
It was the perfect introduction to the main event, the auction. With a vast variety of prizes on offer the bidding began with an exclusive painting from Timothy Spall, star of the film Mr Turner. Our auctioneer then expertly whizzed through the lots that included Chris Prout's Flowers and Vessel No.1, a Luxury Hotels of the World package, an exclusive opportunity to be featured as a character in Charles Cumming's next novel and hospitality tickets for a sold-out Chelsea match.
The event was a huge success, it raised a fantastic £11,566 towards our work, ensuring more vulnerable children worldwide can enjoy a safe and secure childhood.
We were overwhelmed by the wonderful support from everyone involved in making the night so special. Thank you to all the incredible prize contributors, including our patrons Trevor Eve, Timothy Spall and Juliet Stevenson and the amazing Union Club... Thank you! And thank you to all our guests. We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did!
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