The 24 Carat Ball, was held at the Kensington Hilton on Friday November 11th and raised thousands of pounds for St Michael & All Angels, celebrating 50 Years of the Bedford Park Festival, and its Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal. Thanks to everyone who helped make it such a great evening, especially our wonderfully persuasive auctioneer Adrian Biddell of Waterhouse & Dodd. The auctions are now closed. Particular thanks to everyone who kindly donated items, and those who bid for them.
The online auction offered dozens of items, including a week at a holiday cottage at the foot of the Lambourne Downs; signed original drawings by Rob Biddulph (Odd Dog Out) and by Cressida Cowell (How To Train Your Dragon); two places on a British Cheeses class at Leiths School of Food and Wine; original paintings by Joanna Brendon and Jim Cox; a Photobook and personalised photo Christmas Cards from KatchUp; a £50 voucher for The Lamb in Barley Mow Passage; a pair of tickets for QPR; The Vicar‘s Christmas Pudding; a week in a one-bedroom flat in Holland Park; your choice of an organ voluntary at St Michael & All Angels; and a full dental package from Ravenscourt Dental Practice. See how they went!
The live auction items (click link to see details) included hospitality tickets for four to watch England at Wembley; a week in the south of France for up to seven people in a beautiful three-bedroom villa with pool; a week in Tuscany for seven people; a week at a seaside cottage in Normandy; a painting of Venice; a photographic portrait by an award-winning photographer; and a total fitness package (five 1-hour personal training sessions and five 1-hour sports massages) from Fitnessology and The Massage Centre Chiswick.