over I was delighted to have been invited back to work once again with my friends at Marie Curie. They had secured a partnership with BADA (The British Antique Dealers Association) as the beneficiary charity for the prestigious BADA Fair in the heart of Chelsea. Having worked with them for two years previously on the hugely successful Masterpiece events I was perfectly placed to understand the synergy between Marie Curie and the world of art and antiques. The event took place on Thursday 10th March and included the wonderful team at Gideon Reeling who entertained guests during the champagne reception with their 'Britons through the Ages' characters, whilst they perused the wonderful Fair. Guests then went into a dinner and auction featuring lots such as VIP tickets to the sold out Adele concert in London, an Alexander McQueen designer gown and an exclusive trip to Rickety Bridge Winery Manor House in Franschhoek, SA. Jon Culshaw rounded off the evening in full form delivering some of his signature impressions, and even auctioning off his voice for two lucky guests voicemails. The event raised £75,000 for Marie Curie.
Denise Yeats is an events director, communications consultant, endurance athlete and avid adventurer.