Some Enchanted Evening to benefit The Galapagos Conservation Trust
Liz chaired and organised the recent fund raising event for the Galapagos Conservation Trust at the Chelsea Physic Garden. Having worked with the Director of the Trust Leonor Stjepic previously she promised to raise the profile of the Trust and create an event described as the ‘highlight of the Social Season’.
The evenings reception was sponsored by Laurent-Perrier Champagne, and the Diana Rigg ‘Dire Straits Cocktail’ by Methusalem Rum and Belvedere Vodka with Water donated by Hildon.
Dinner was created at cost by Lucy Gemmel of Rhubarb, stepdaughter of Phillip Darwin.
Lord Archer conducted a dazzling Auction which raised £90,000 and preceded a spectacular celebrity Fashion Show with collections created on a Galapagos theme by Celebrity Couturier Eric Way (www.ericway.com) (Liz launched Eric’s Kendal Street London W2 shop last Autumn) and recently arrived to London Malaysia’s Fashion Icon Bernard Chandran (www.bernardchandran.com)
Both collections were complimented by Zandra Rhodes latest collection of Jewellery.
£500 a head Table hosts included, Prof David Bellamy, Ben and Kate Goldsmith, Heather Bird and Robert Tchenguiz, Lisa Tchenguiz-Imerman, Sol and Heather Kersner, Sultan of Brunei’s sons Prince Azim and Prince Mateen and daughters Princess Azemah and Princess Fadzillah, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ivana Trump, David Hesketh MD of Laurent-Perrier and Markenting Director the Hon Danny Brennan with Toyah Wilcox. Diana Moran, Raine, Countess Spencer, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and his wife Lois, Aline Hay of Duns, Lady Isabella Hervey, Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry and his wife Philippa. The Ambassador of Equador Eduardo Cabezas and Mrs Cabezas, Ambassador John Loeb and Sharon Handler, Cindy Jackson with Rolf Harris and his wife Alwen and daughter Bindy, Sir Frazer and Lady Morrison, Jimmy Choo, Feng Shui Expert Helen Oon. Judith Chalmers and Neil Durden Smith, Celebrity Chef Ross Burden, Andy and Patti Wong with Andrew de Candole, The Marquess of Bath, Winnie Forsyth and Cherie Lunghi.
Liz also handled the following this year :
– Launch of The Claret Club
– Personal Representation of Julia Ross