A Private Sitting in Mayfair

The Secret Winter Gala returned in style, as guests stepped into the pages of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Save the Children’s annual star-studded event raised over £1 million, including match funding from the UK government, to save and transform the lives of children across the world.

Guests including HRH The Princess Royal, Samantha Cameron, Helena Bonham Carter, Dominic West, Poppy Delevingne, Lenny Henry and Erin O’Connor, enjoyed a magical evening of fine dining, theatrical entertainment and fundraising at London’s historic Guildhall.

HRH The Princess Royal with Samantha Cameron

HRH The Princess Royal with Samantha Cameron

An exciting live auction led by Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, Oliver Barker, saw guests bid to win lots, including a trip to the Maldives and Sri Lanka with the opportunity to visit Save the Children’s work, cocktails in Paris with Cara Delevingne, and the chance to be immortalised in The Beano.

Deputy Chairman of Sothebys Europe Oliver Barker

Live Auction led by Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe Oliver Barker

Fashion Artist Marc McGreevy and The May Fair Hotel generously donated a prize to the live auction. The prize included an exclusive portrait sitting by the Artist with a selection of dessert canapés and champagne served in The Salon.