An Evening at Highgrove

Published 03 January 2017

Categories: Corporate Charity Partners, Events - Hope for Tomorrow, General News, Patrons

We were delighted to have the rare opportunity to host an Opera Recital at Highgrove. A huge thank you to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for allowing us to hold this important fundraising event on Friday 4th November 2016 at Highgrove.

Above - Table centerpiece & Auction prize

Above - Julia & Karl performing

Entertaining on the evening were internationally renowned musicians Julia Kogan, Coloratura Soprano, and Professor Karl Lutchmayer, Concert Pianist who performed from Julia’s new-album: ‘In-Jest’ Comic Art Songs from baroque to contemporary.

Champagne was served on arrival and Karl played in the background to start the evening’s proceedings, before they were ushered into the stunning candlelit setting of
The Orchard Room to watch the Opera Recital, followed by a specially chosen menu for dinner.
It was a small,intimate evening with beautiful surroundings and guests thoroughly enjoyed the performance.


Above - Karl Performing 

Julia Kogan had kindly offered her services complimentary to us, to which we are extremely grateful.


Above - Julia performing                            Above - Julia's signed CD's 

We were proud to have been granted permission to have our latest Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU) present at the event for guests to step on board and see the work of our charity. A number of guests stepped on board the MCU and those who had not seen it previously were amazed at the design, functionality, size and what it can provide for patients.


Above - HFT Major Donors                             Above - Event Partner Coutts

Christine announced that she would be handing over a new Generation 2 MCU to Dr Sean in the New Year to mark our 10th Anniversary since the launch of the world’s first MCU in 2007.  This is to replace ‘Helen’ who is currently working as the Gloucestershire MCU and is going into semi -retirement next year, to be used as a reserve MCU when needed. He was shocked at the gesture, to which Christine reminded him “don’t drive it home tonight”!


Above - Activa who provided us with          Above - Julien Wrenn, Coutts & Christine Mills    
the vehicle pictured 

The event raised a staggering £19,000 through the silent auction and guests were thrilled with their winnings which included a Classical Italian weekend in Lisbon, a Luxury stay in Soho and a Table for Ten at our fundraising Le Mans dinner at The Hurlingham Club, London in May 2017.
In addition to these wonderful prizes, the table centrepieces were up for auction; the bottle of wine along with the silver engraved holders, which had been purchased form the official Highgrove shop.

 Above - Guests at HIghgrove                     Above - Christine and Wilfred Emmanuel Jones

We would like to say a big thank you to Event Partners, Coutts and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Above - Dr Sean Elyan & Christine Mills          Above - Geoffrey Bray, HfT Patron 

Thank you to all of our guests who attended the event and made it such a memorable evening, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Hope for Tomorrow Team L-R Hannah Downey, Charlotte Mustafic, Emma Bowles, Rachel Lee, Claire Cosgrove, Christine Mills & Tina Seymour

The funds raised through this prestigious event, will contribute towards our
Mobile Chemotherapy Unit Project, enabling us to bring cancer care closer to patients’ homes. 

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