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The Victoria Foundation Masquerade Ball 9th December 2017

Published: 15 December 2017

The Victoria Foundation Masquerade Ball on 9th December at Twickenham Stadium was a greatly supported once again. Guests enjoyed the champagne reception in the President’s Suite, Members Lounge, and Royal Box overlooking the floodlit pitch before the Gala Dinner in the Spirit of Rugby.

Vicky Sharp Photography -  link to album on TVF Facebook

We would like to thank the distinguished guests who attended the evening: Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, Lord and Lady Lee of Trafford and Dick Best.

There was great excitement in the room when the lucky winner of the stunning diamond pendant  kindly donated once again by David’s Jewellers in Richmond was announced. Guests also had the opportunity to win exclusive, money can’t buy items in the silent auction and the live auction. Nick Bertolotti, the auctioneer, ensured bids were high with over £16,000 raised in the live auction.

Guests were entertained by Soprano Bernadette Lord who regularly performs at the Royal Opera House, a Mirror Photobooth, Casino Tables  and danced  late into the evening to ‘Frank The Cat’.

The Victoria Foundation would like to thank all the generous sponsors of the evening: Bhuti Spa, Bingham Hotel, Bluebird Care, Bootcamp Pilates, Crossroads Care Richmond & Kingston, Cantell & Co, David's Jewellers, DCW Penrose, Featherstone Leigh, Harlequins Football Club, Metro Bank Chiswick, Parkside Hospital, Sheen Lane Developments, The New Victoria Hospital and the businesses and individuals who donated such marvellous prizes and the guests for supporting the evening.

The proceeds from the ball will help to transform many lives through grants the Foundation will  provide to fund mobility aids for children, respite care for carers, medical equipment to help ensure Paul Curtis, former Harlequins player, can return home after a life changing accident. We were delighted to have the support of our charity partners at the ball - Crossroads Care Richmond & Kingston, the Harlequins Foundation and Strathmore School.

Please save the date for The Victoria Foundation Winter Ball on Saturday 8th December  2018. Tickets/Tables are £125/£1,250 or £110/£1,100 if booked by 1st September 2018.

All enquiries to Lorna Votier 

T: 020 8332 1788 or