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The 13th White Tie & Tiara Summer Ball

Woodside, Old Windsor
23 June 2011, 7:00pm


Thirty years ago this month, a mysterious new illness that seemed to attack the body's immune system was first diagnosed in the United States.  Buoyed by denial, stigma and lack of understanding, HIV spread across the world infecting 60 million people and taking the lives of 30million.

Through the efforts of dedicated campaigners and health professionals, the epidemic has begun to turn a corner.  For the first time ever, the latest UNAIDS Global Report has shown that the spread of HIV has been halted and is beginning to be reversed.  New infections have fallen by almost 20% in the last 10 years and between 2003 and 2009 there was a 13-fold increase in treatment coverage.

Coming at a most poignant time in the HIV story, this years' White Tie and Tiara Ball will provide a opportunity to reflect on the incredible progress made in fighting the epidemic, and also to look to the future - a future free of HIV.

Always promising to be a special evening for guests and playing host to a wealth of celebrities, the White Tie and Tiara Ball is now in its thirteenth amazing year.  Hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish at their country estate in Old Windsor, England, the ball has raised more than £40m since its inception.  This has allowed the Foundation to reach millions of people infected or affected by HIV.

Once again we are indebted to our fabulous sponsors who cover all of the costs of the event, enabling every penny made to go towards our continuing work.  This year’s event is sponsored for the twelfth year by Chopard,  supported by Audi and with our media sponsor OK! Magazine.

Special thanks to Grey Goose, Indoor Garden Design, Veuve Clicquot and MIG Security.

Thanks to all of our Superbrands Hampers contributors:  Apple, Bang & Olufsen, Burberry, Coworth Park / Dorchester Collection, ESPA, HTC, The Club at The Ivy, Jimmy Choo, Jo Malone, Loro Piana, Marcus Wareing, Matt Roberts, Michael Kors, NetJets, RetroSuperFuture, Shu Uemura, Theo Fennell & Tom Ford.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation would also like to thank:


All our wonderful event volunteers
Andrew Stanley and
all the Gardening Team at Woodside
Adrian Collee
Alphabet Soup
(“Sammy” Satwinder Sehmi)
American Airlines
(Jon Zammett & Juliet Carrington)
Bentley’s Entertainment
Brown Bartholomew
Caroline Scheufele
Caroline Levy
Charlie RossChopard
David Furnish
Diet Coke
Dobson Sound
Frank Presland
Gary Farrow
George Kangis
Grey Goose Vodka
(Paul McDonnell/Joe McCanta)

Indoor Garden Design
(Ian Drummond)
Jo & Raffy Manoukian
Jo Malone
Johnny Bergius

Jules Kopec
Keith Bradley
Luke Lloyd Davies
Markey Coffee Communication
MIG Security
Miller Harris
OK! Magazine
Peroni Nastro Azzuro Premium
Pete Roberts
Print Select
(Glyn Powell)
Rhubarb Food Design
(Lucy Gemmell and Team)
Rock-It Cargo
Ruth Kennedy
RvH Floral Design
(Rob van Helden and Team)
Sam Frith and
all the staff at Woodside
Starlight Design
Stranger & Stranger London
(Ivan Bell)
The Media Eye
Thomas Croxall-Ingram
Ty Nant
Veuve Clicquot
Zone Creations
(Jamie Hale)

We would like to remind our supporters that tickets to the White Tie & Tiara Ball and other events organised by EJAF(UK) are only available via the UK Foundation.  It is not possible to purchase, exchange or reserve tickets via any third party.  All tickets are non-transferable, and must be used by the purchaser to whom they are allocated and their named guests.  Tickets may not be sold on or otherwise traded.

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