Helena and Tim co-hosted A Night of Funk & Soul in aid of Save the Children last night. The event, also hosted by Sir Alan Parker, was held at The Roundhouse and raised an impressive £1.3 million, with Helena herself making a generous bid of £50,000 for a sculpture by Marc Quinn. In attendance were the likes of Jonathan Ross and wife, Jane Goldman, Samantha Cameron, Joely Richardson and Ronnie Wood. I have added 14 MQ pictures to the gallery.
An incredible time was had at A Night of Funk and Soul at the Roundhouse, raising a tremendous £1.3m for Save the Children! Co-hosted by Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton and Alan Parker, and compered by Jonathan Ross, guests enjoyed a remarkable night of exciting high energy music. Guests including Samantha Cameron, Ronnie Wood and Jemima Khan looked on as Funk & Soul legends Trevor Horn CBE, Nile Rodgers and Maceo Parker jammed with contemporary guest artists James Morrison, Lemar and Beverley Knight
Anticipation was high during the auction of luxury items, which included a Fender Strat signed by the night’s artists, a tour of the McQueen Atelier with Sarah Burton, a sculpture by Marc Quinn which went for £50k and two jukeboxes packed with funk and sould music, which sold for £72k.
The evening was a huge achievement for Save the Children not only as an important fundraiser but as an opportunity to raise awareness of our vital work amongst a high profile community of supporters.
Source: Save the Children