Celebrities ‘Roll out the Red’ to fight heart disease

12 February 2016        

Category: Fundraising

Pippa Middleton giving a welcome speech at the BHF

Last night, celebrities graced the red carpet to attend our Roll out the Red fundraising ball at The Savoy, London which has already raised over £160,000 for life saving research.

The star-studded evening was hosted by newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and included a welcome speech from BHF Ambassador Pippa Middleton.  

They were joined by celebrity supporters including actor Hugh Grant, singer Sinitta, Made in Chelsea star Ollie Proudlock, model Emma Louise Connolly and The Only Way is Essex Star Jessica Wright.

Guests enjoyed a drinks reception followed by a sumptuous three course meal with wine. As a thank you for attending the event guests received goody bags from luxury beauty brand, Natura Bissé.

Musical performances

Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon got everyone on their feet and guests also enjoyed performances from vocal group BLAKE and a classical performance from DUO. The night ended with a set by International DJ Judge Jules. 

Once-in-a-lifetime auction

Lord Jeffrey Archer conducted an exclusive live auction which raised a phenomenal £55,500 alone.  The star prize for the evening was a limited edition experimental moving portrait of legendary musician David Bowie, the last of only 15 which sold for £12,000.  

There was also the chance to bid on lots in the online auction including a Valentine’s weekend away at Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle and a date with Made in Chelsea’s, Ollie Locke.

Thank you

Professor Peter Weissberg, Medical Director at the BHF, said: “It was an incredible evening raising vital funds for our fight against heart disease.  Thank you to everyone for making Roll out the Red a night to remember.”

So far, the event has already raised over £160,000 for the BHF’s life saving heart research to help support the 7 million people living with cardiovascular disease across the UK.

Read more about the Roll out the Red  ball