On 10th November, I was asked by my favourite charity, The Mayhew Animal Rescue if I could come along to a charity gala night and take some photographs. Try stopping me!
The night was hosted by The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Susie Burbridge in aid of her 3 chosen Charities, The Mayhew, Kidscape and Veterans Aid. It started with a special preview performance of The Lion in Winter at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Joanna Lumley [Patron of the Mayhew] and Robert Lindsey, and directed by Trevor Nunn. At the interval, during the drinks reception, we took the opportunity to take some pictures of the Lord Mayor and some of the guests who’s ticket price was benefiting the 3 charities.
After the Gala performance, many of the guests had the donated even more money by buying tickets to a charity dinner, hosted and sponsored by the Ritz Hotel, London. They were taken from the theatre to the hotel by a complimentary Harrods bus – it was rather lovely to climb aboard a Routemaster again.
The Ladies who get things done! These 5 gorgeous ladies organised and ran the evening and what a success it was.
I also want to mention that apparently, 3 tickets from the raffle are as yet unclaimed, so if you are the owner of Blue 255, Green 35 or Orange 7 please get in touch with the Lord Mayors office at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact email@example.com to claim your prize.