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Woodside, Old Windsor
27 June 2013, 6:30pm
On Thursday 27th June 2013, Sir Elton John and David Furnish opened the doors of their Old Windsor home for the Annual White Tie & Tiara Summer Ball to raise funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
The year 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Foundation and the 15th White Tie and Tiara Summer Ball.
Friends, guests, star guests and performers came together to show their support for the Foundation’s causes and to help raise funds for life changing programmes for people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
Each year, the ball takes on a different theme. This year the theme was LOVE. It reflects our Love is in my Blood campaign back in February this year; is the key driving force behind our grants strategy, and is Elton’s key message to the media and to global institutions. This is not a metaphor, but a roadmap, because having enough compassion to make sure no one gets left behind as we expand HIV testing and treatment is what will reduce infections, save lives and end the AIDS epidemic.
We wouldn’t be able to support the vital work of HIV programmes around the world without the love from guests and supporters of our events. It’s how we raise the money as a foundation, money which literally translates into saving lives through HIV treatment and testing.
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 by Chopard, supported by Audi and with our media sponsor HELLO! Magazine.
Special thanks to Grey Goose, Indoor Garden Design, Veuve Clicquot and MIG Security.
Thanks to all of our Superbrands Hampers contributors: Apple, Argentum Apothecary, Belstaff, Bulgari Hotel & Residences London, Chopard, Cutler & Gross, Equinox, Ethan-K, Grey Goose Vodka, Home House, Hutong on Level 33 of the Shard, Jo Malone London, Kanda Residences, Knightsbridge Circle, Kurt Geiger, Lanvin, Melissa Odabash, Mr Porter, Net-A-Porter, Sha Wellness Clinic, Smythson, St Tropez, Tateossian, Thomas Goode, Tods, Tom Ford, Tumi and Visconti.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation would also like to thank:
All our wonderful event volunteers, Adrian Collee, Alphabet Soup (“Sammy” Satwinder Sehmi), Andrew Stanley and all the Gardening Team at Woodside, Ann Marie Scichili, Audi (Jon Zammett & Louise Vukomanovic), Bentley’s Entertainment, Bidtech (Paul Beck), Brown Bartholomew, Bryan Singer, Caroline Scheufele, Charlie Ross, Chopard, Cover FX (Claire Nash), Diet Coke & Coca-Cola, Dobson Sound, Fossil, Frank Presland, Gary Farrow, George Kangis, GF Smith (John Haslam) for supplying paper for our 20th Anniversary stationery, Grey Goose Vodka, HELLO! Magazine, Indoor Garden Design (Ian Drummond, David Grace, Pippa Robinson), Jax Coco, Kaz James, Keith Bradley, Last Supper (Jonathan Atwood & Dominic Harris), London Marriott Hotel Twickenham (Ed Hubernette, Simeon Ventrice), Luke Lloyd Davies, Markey (Nigel Markey & Warren Joe), Michele, MIG Security, Mother, Miller Harris, Mindjumpers (Jonas Nielsen), Pete Roberts, Polaroid, Print Select (Glyn Powell), Rock Beauty London (Alexandra Gorin & Zoe Pocock), RvH Floral Design (Rob van Helden & Team), Sam Frith and all the staff at Woodside, Starlight Design, Stranger & Stranger London (Ivan Bell), The Media Eye, Ty Nant, Veuve Clicquot, Zodiac, 3D Management (David Holmes & Arlene Moon)