The event was fronted by British model Amber Le Bon and Youtube sensation Jim Chapman, with other guests including fashion vlogger Tanya Burr, model Millie Mackintosh, blogger Niomi Smart, TV presenter Angela Scanlon and Ladies of London star Marissa Hermer.
High-profile artists in attendance included Gavin Turk and novelist Anthony Horowitz OBE.
Pixie Lott took to the stage during the evening, with Lilah Parsons hitting the decks to get the party started followed by Billy Clark taking the later DJ slot.
Hugh Edmeades, Christie’s International Director of Auctioneering, conducted the live auction which raised almost £70,000 for life saving research. The star prize of the evening was the chance to feature in Anthony Horowitz’s new Sherlock book – and two parts were auctioned for an incredible £23,000.
The chance to have a portrait painted by Humphrey Ocean RA went for an incredible £11,000 and a week in a private house in Barbados raised £10,000.
Guests also had the chance to bid on unique lots, including Kylie Minogue’s couture dress; a sought-after photograph of the Rolling Stones from 1968; a mentoring day to see inside workings of a top London fashion magazine and flowers for a year from Absolute Flowers and Home.
For more information about how you can support Tunnel of Love or to donate to the auction please contact the BHF special events team on 020 7554 0257 or [email protected]
Garfield Weston Foundation
Tunnel of Love Chair: Catherine Rees
Committee: Hilary Alexander, Celia Sawyer, Kelly Sant Albano, Georgina David, Helen David, Charlotte Dickens, Gillian Duke, Su Ford, Gillian Hoffman, Clare Hornby, Jo Hytner, Rosie Hytner, Lukas Kroulik, Oliver Proudlock, Jay Ramirez, Cristina Rashidian, Nick Rayne, Daniele Sismondi, Kitty Veevers Marchant, Julian Vogel, Stella Walkey
, Charlotte Weston