On the 19th May, we were honoured to be part of Eaton House Belgravia’s annual gala. Each year, the school fundraising committee comes together to put on a spectacular event to raise money for charity. This year, we were lucky enough to be chosen along with The Giving Tree to use the raised funds to support our ongoing research. It is always humbling to know there are people out there wanting to help us achieve our aims and make a difference.
This year, the theme was the roaring 20s and the 250 guests were dressed to impress, ready to enjoy the decadent surroundings of Claridge’s. The ballroom was converted to reflect the era and looked simply stunning – flowers and pearls covered the tables, gold balloons filled the ceilings and candles flickered across the room.
The night kickstarted with a champagne reception and entertainment from the Diamond Boys – safe to say their eclectic personalities got the party started! Following a few glasses of champers, Headmistress Miss Annabel Abbott took to the stage for her welcome speech, kindly thanking those who’d worked tirelessly towards the event. This was swiftly followed by a lovely three course meal, a charity address from our Founder Mark Johnson and then a live auction – along with a casino and cabaret dancers!
It truly was a fantastic event and we’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Eaton House Belgravia for choosing to support Borne. We’d also like to thank Macoil for their generous platinum sponsorship. A big shout out to those who were involved in creating this fantastic event, including the committee and all the parents and guests who attended. It is through continued support, and events such as these, that we really can continue to make a difference.