JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, was proud to have been chosen as the sole charity beneficiary for ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park on Tuesday 12 June where music royalty were in the spotlight in support of type 1 diabetes research when the New York pop stars Scissor Sisters made an exclusive intimate appearance at the dinner event with an acoustic set from Jake Shears and Babydaddy.

Over £460,000.00 was raised at an auction where prizes included a private performance by global music stars Florence + the Machine. Other prize highlights included a once in a lifetime, personalised week at The Masters 2013 for two people, and a sensational weeks stay for two people on the Serengeti National Park with a three night privately guided safari.

Karen Addington, Chief Executive of JDRF said: "We are indebted to the Scissor Sisters who took time out from an incredibly busy schedule to come and support JDRF’s search to find the cure for type 1 diabetes. We are also immensely grateful to all those people who supported the event and bid for the auction items on the evening.

“This is a fabulous sum to have raised which will support research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. We feel honoured to have been chosen to be involved in this year’s ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park, which was a glittering success, and thanks to the Scissor Sisters and the phenomenal auction prize of Florence + the Machine there was a showbiz sparkle to the event as well.”

Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters said: “We were proud to attend this event to support JDRF and help raise the profile of type 1 diabetes which is a condition that is close to our hearts as we have a dear friend whose young daughter has type 1. It was a pleasure to play at the event and we wish JDRF every success in their research work to find the cure.”

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