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.

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Portrait Sitting – The May Fair Hotel

The Secret Winter Gala returned in spectacular style on Wednesday 19 November 2014, as guests stepped inside a fairytale evening of bewitching entertainment, banqueting and fundraising.  The evening was attended by over 380 guests including Samantha Cameron, Helena Bonham Carter and Damian Lewis.

The evening raised over £1m for Save the Children, including match funding from the UK government.

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 May Fair Hotel’s Artist with a selection of dessert canapés and champagne served in The Salon.