An opportunity to spend the day sea fishing with Dermot O'Leary, before cooking up the catch of the day together in his Brighton restaurant Fishy Fishy, is among the lots on offer at the return of Terrence Higgins Trust's Lighthouse Gala Auction.
Sponsored by Prudential plc, the annual event will see an exciting range of items and ‘money can’t buy’ experiences – including dinner at The Goring with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and a black cab tour of Fleet Street with queen of the media Janet Street-Porter – go under the hammer to raise funds for the HIV and sexual health charity.
This year, the auction will include stunning artworks by Tracey Emin (who has donated one of her famous neons), Antony Gormley, Alison Jackson, Michael Craig Martin, and Rachel Whiteread. Luxury holidays to Los Angeles and the Maldives, a supporting artist role in the final series of Poirot, and a private screening of the new James Bond movie Skyfall on the same night as its London premiere are just a few of the other lots on offer.
Since its launch in 1997, the annual event has raised over £2 million for Terrence Higgins Trust and is one of the highlights of London’s social calendar. It has attracted celebrity supporters including Tracey Emin, Neve Campbell, Jerry Hall, Tamara Ecclestone, Joan Rivers and Jasmine Guinness.
Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity with centres across England, Scotland and Wales
When: Monday 19th March from 6.30pm
Where: Christie’s, 8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT