Slovakia’s most stylish getaway

Kempinski has yet again generously donated a luxurious weekend for two at the spectacular Grand Hotel High Tatras in Slovakia.

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Escape from your everyday life and discover unspoilt nature, magnificent landscapes and endless relaxation on the shores of the glacial lake Strbske Pleso.

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The prize includes a two night stay in a deluxe double room and buffet breakfast for two.

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Watch out for this prize in one of our live auction packages on Saturday night.

VIP Guest at the Opening Night of Romeo & Juliet in London

Win tickets to the Opening Night of the English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet.

This fabulous prize includes an invite to the VIP Reception and the chance to enjoy the performance from the best seats in the house.

The English National Ballet bring the world’s greatest love story to the Royal Festival Hall in London, with Rudolf Nureyev’s inventive choreography and Prokofiev’s music performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic.

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Sumptuous costumes and sets will transport you to Renaissance Verona, its piazza bustling with market traders, street entertainers and the restless factions of the Capulet and Montague families.

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Amidst the grandeur of the Capulet’s ball, the star-crossed lovers meet, unleashing a fateful sequence of events, from the romantic bedroom scene to their tragic final embrace.

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Romeo & Juliet will premiere on 1 August 2017 in London. 

A big thank you to the English National Ballet for once again donating to the Charity Gala. Photos © Bill Cooper and Jason Bell.

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You put the FUN in FUNdraising!

Meet this year’s guest of honour, a giant snow tiger. 

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It may surprise you to know that the one item that has raised the most money for the charities we support has traditionally been the giant soft toy.

It says a lot about the spirit of the evening when our guests give for the sake of it and often send the toy back to be re-auctioned for an even higher amount.

Some giant cuddlies have made perfect presents for small children and others now live in the charity homes that we support.

Get ready to bid for our snow tiger in the live auction on Saturday night. #LIVE15

Le Corsaire, English National Ballet, London

The English National Ballet has generously donated four tickets to Le Corsaire at the London Coliseum.

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Le Corsaire (The Pirate) follows the escapades of a dashing pirate, Conrad, who journeys across the high seas to save his beautiful harem girl, Medora. It is a fantasy tale of captive maidens and cutthroats, love and betrayal.

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Full of action, passion and romance, this classic ballet story has been reinvented by English National Ballet, the only UK company to perform the complete work.

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This extravagant and exhilarating production enthralled audiences and received rave reviews when it premiered. Staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, with the breath-taking sets by Hollywood designer Bob Ringwood (Batman) and English National Ballet Philharmonic performing the sweeping, romantic score, Le Corsaire is an unmissable, entertaining adventure.

★★★★★ “A roaring success”
Financial Times

★★★★ “Overflowing with colourful costumes, pirates, sumptuous scenery and dance party pieces”
The Independent

★★★★”Fabulously entertaining… if you’ve never been to a ballet, trust me, this is the place to start”
The Observer

Tickets can be used for a performance between the 13th the 24th January 2016 and must be booked by 4th January 2016.

Look out for this prize in the 2015 Charity Gala Silent Auction.

A Slovakian Soujourn

Kempinski High Tatras has generously donated a luxurious weekend for two at the spectacular Grand Hotel High Tatras in Slovakia.

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Escape from your everyday life and discover the unspoilt nature, magnificent landscapes and endless relaxation on the shores of the glacial lake Strbske Pleso.

Grand Hotel High Tatras

The prize includes a two night stay in a deluxe double room and buffet breakfast for two people.

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We’re expecting fierce competition for this prize.

Meet Elvis…

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It may surprise you to know the one item that has raised the most money for the charities we support has traditionally been the giant soft toy always kindly donated by Sparkys.

It says a lot about the spirit of the evening where our guests give for the sake of it and often send the toy back to be re-auctioned for an even higher amount.

Previous giant cuddlies have made perfect presents for little kids and some now live in the charity homes we support.

Get ready to bid for our hound dog!