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In pictures - the Masterpiece London 2016 gala dinner

On Thursday 30th June, Children in Crisis held a fundraising gala dinner at the Masterpiece London art fair. We were delighted to be chosen as the fair’s charity partner for 2016. It presented a unique opportunity to hold an exclusive fundraiser.

The gala was held within the fair’s pop-up Le Caprice restaurant. Decked out as the RMS Queen Mary ship,  guests were invited on board and transported back to the glamorous 1930s.

Enjoying a delicious three-course dinner food, and sipping 1930s inspired martinis, guests tried their luck at winning some unique ‘money cannot buy’ auction lots.  These included a tour of the set of the new Kingsman film, a stunning villa in Mustique, and Royal Love -  a painting by GQ Magazine’s Artist of the Year, Teddy M.

Superb entertainment was provided by opera singer and ‘Voice of Children in Crisis’ Friederike Krum. Guests were also wowed by a live set from soul singer Beverley Knight and tap dancers from the University of Surrey.  

The money raised on the night will play a vital part in us being able to continue our work with forgotten children in Sierra Leone, Liberia, DR Congo and Afghanistan. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to all those who attended and supported this event.

Here’s how the evening looked:

We were honoured to have Sarah Duchess of York and HRH Princess Eugenie in attendance

We were honoured to have HRH Princess Eugenie and Sarah, Duchess of York in attendance

Sarah, Duchess of York, Nazy Vassegh (Chief Executive of Masterpiece) and Frances Prenn (Children in Crisis Trustee) enjoy the drinks reception

Sarah, Duchess of York, Nazy Vassegh (Chief Executive of Masterpiece) and Frances Prenn (Children in Crisis Trustee) enjoy the drinks reception

Spectacular dancers from the University of Surrey entertained our guests during the drinks reception

Spectacular dancers from the University of Surrey entertained our guests during the drinks reception

‘Voice of Children in Crisis’, Friederike Krum, with Koy Thomson and HRH Princess Eugenie

‘Voice of Children in Crisis’, Friederike Krum, with Koy Thomson and HRH Princess Eugenie

Sarah, Duchess of York with Beverley Knight

Sarah, Duchess of York with Beverley Knight

Sarah, Duchess of York with artist Teddy M and his painting, Royal Love

Sarah, Duchess of York with artist Teddy M and his painting, Royal Love

HRH Princess Eugenie welcomes guests to the gala dinner

HRH Princess Eugenie welcomes guests to the gala dinner

Heather Kerzner enjoys the gala dinner

Heather Kerzner peruses the auction lots

Lord Harry Dalmeny in full swing as our auctioneer

Lord Harry Dalmeny in full swing as our auctioneer

Beverley Knight captivates the guests with her beautiful performance

Beverley Knight captivates the guests with her beautiful performance