19 April 2016 19:30 until 19 April 2016 23:00

Auction of Promises 2016

Dinner and Auction of Promises Raises Nearly £20,000

Lynette Swift, Volunteer Chair of Fundraising for the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, speaks about organising the event, and why efforts like this are integral to the mission of the PVRI.

An overview of the event

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The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London

About the Evening

A drinks reception took place from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and was attended by around 150 people during which guests had the opportunity to look around the museum. The Foundling Museum, which was originally set up as a hospital has a fascinating history and very interesting exhibits, such as George Frideric Handel's original manuscripts of the "Messiah". At 7.30pm dinner was served in the Picture Gallery for 100 guests. After dinner, Sir Stephen Lamport gave his speech, providing guests with some interesting facts and personal insights about the Queen. The evening finished with an auction, raising a little under £20,000.

Guest Speaker

// Sir Stephen Lamport KCVO, DL, Receiver General Sir Stephen was formerly Private Secretary and Treasurer to Prince Charles and currently Receiver General (AKA CEO) of Westminster Abbey.  As it was the week of the Queen's 90th birthday, he talked about the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.


Stephanie Barwick, Chief Executive of the PVRI and Lynette Swift, Chair of Fundraising
The evening was a great success in a beautiful venue, which was very appropriate as the Foundling Museum was originally set up as a hospital. I would like to thank everyone for their immense support, not least Lynette Swift who worked tirelessly to ensure the event's success.
Stephanie Barwick Chief Executive, Canterbury, United Kingdom

Top 5 Auction Lots

19th April

// Fly in a Spitfire - £5000


// Who hits 50, a signed mic by Roger Daultry - £1300


// Fly over the Kent and Sussex countryside in a historic Tiger Moth plane - £600


// A house in St. Tropez - £800


// A house in Chelsea - £750


// A day's sailing in the Solent - £650

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