Classical concert pianist Adam Gyorgy at the Wheeler Opera House March 2nd, 2013
Adam Gyorgy, a Steinway Artist, generously donated his time (even paid his own airfare) to give a wonderful concert that was enjoyed by all, young and old. Adam regularly performs at the world’s most prestigious concert halls such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Singapore’s Esplanade Concert Hall.
The evening started with wine donated by Royal Tokaji and delcious hors d'oeuvres by Pyramid Bistro while guests shopped at the silent auction which included afternoon tea at the House of Lords with Patron Lord Evans, Euan for Doggerel print, Catherine for the photo, The Big Wrap, Roots, Studio Core, Harmony Scott, Stapletons, Honeybee Juice
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Finally a huge thank you to Adam and his manager, Dave
It was a wonderful event we hope to repeat very soon.
Black Tie Dinner at the HOUSE OF LORDS NOVEMBER 9TH, 2012
The Lord Evans of Watford and Patron of VITAL, kindly hosted this occasion with Baroness Patricia Scotland as Guest Speaker.
The Steinway concert piano chosen and hired by VITAL for this performance is supplied and maintained by Steinway & Sons, London
Thank you to Allianz Musical Insurance for donating insurance on the piano
Christies auctioneer Nicholas Martineau once again, lead the auction which included a private tour of Churchill War Rooms for up to 6 people offering an unparalleled opportunity to walk back in history. Included privileged access to where Winston Churchill, his War Cabinet and Chiefs of Staff met and worked during the Second World War.
Quintessentially Foundation donated a Dedicated membership valued at £2000
Midweek one night stay for 2 people in the Grand Suite at 5 star Lucknam Park Country Hotel & Spa
including dinner in their Michelin 1 star restaurant.
Jonathon Root well know English portrait photographer, once again donated a photoshoot to our auction which sold for £1000 at our last event. His subjects include Philippe Starck, David Hockney & Marc Newson whilst his portraits are part of The National Portrait Gallery Photographs Collection.
One night for 2 people in a suite at the Wood Norton Hotel inlcudes afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast.
Framed shirt signed by Liverpool Football club team
Two nights B&B for 4 people at Chateau du Parc in Bordeaux. Helicopter pick up and drop off at airport.
Dinner for two with wine at the new Indian restaurant Chakra at 157 Notting Hill Gate, London. Voted 4 stars out of 5 in the Time Out London, View London and Square Meal - this is an experience one should try now!!
One night stay for 2 at the historic Abbey Hotel in Penzance, including breakfast & afternoon tea.
A one hour private tennis lesson with the Wimbledon Doubles and mixed Doubles Champion, Mahesh Bhupati. He is one of the best doubles tennis players in the world with 12 Grand Slam titles to his credit.
Kashmiri hand embroidery textile 25"x76"
Royal Tokaji donated a limited edition, beautifully finished in a piano black lacquer presentation case, containing one of each of their Single Vineyard Aszu Wines and a bottle of Gold Label 6 Puttonyos 2007.
4 tickets on the London Eye
Signed football by Arsenal foorball team
2 tickets to Chariots of Fire with a meet & greet with star, Jack Lowden
International Interior Desginer Ann Marie Hess will create a design scheme for on e room in your home within Grreater London area
Window cleaning of your home by CC Window Cleaners
Locarno Triathlon September 1st & 2nd, 2012
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Queens Diamond Jubilee June 3rd, 2012
Thanks to the VITAL volunteers especially 8 & 6 year old Ruby and Jimmy.
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Mezza di Monza Half Marathon September 18th, 2011
Another successful event organised by VITAL-ITALY. Thank you to VITAL-ITALY & all your supporters
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Locarno Triathlon September 3rd & 4th, 2011
A lot of fun enjoyed by a team of 12 & 4 in the cheer squad! Thank you to Push for their sponsorship.
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London 2011 Wii Olympic Games
This event was sadly cancelled due to the riots in London for the safety of our supporters.
THE LONDON NIGHTRIDER June 11th,2011
Thank you to all the participants, enjoyed by all.ee photos here
Thank you to Scheckter's Organic Energy Drinks who donated to VITAL's Nightrider team to keep us going through the night. 100% natural, organic and Fair Trade Certified - everything we at VITAL believe in. A big thank you to Keltic Corporate Clothing who donated hi visibility vests with the VITAL logo on it to all our cyclists. And to GLoria who followed the team in her car all night long.
You're all our super stars
THE BIG SWIM June 11th,2011
Thank you to Jessica and Sabrina for participating in this event on such a cold miserable day. Well done on completing the 1 & 2 mile swim. Good preparation for the next fundraiser Jess, the half iron woman!
ZUMBA PARTY August 15th,2010
With special thanks to Bombay Bicycle for donating the food, Maggie Marino, our magnificent Zumba teacher who so generously donated her time, Pamela Price at the Wessex House Club for donating the venue & Amanda Warwick for printing the posters & flyers. And of course, Jessica Bass for organising the whole event. You guys are the greatest.
Indian food cooking lessons & lunch
VAMA restaurant on King's Road in February 24th, 2009 and March 3rd, 2009. Thank you to Debbie Dale for organising these enjoyable events.
London Mazda Triathlon August 1 & 2, 2009
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Locarno triathlon 2008,2009,2010
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At the CUBANA Bar & Restaurant on 48 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG on June 6th, 2009 at 7pm. Thank you to Jehan Yehia for organising the successful event.
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, agreed for VITAL to tour the Gardens at Highgrove, his family home in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Currently there is a two year waiting list for organisations to visit Highgrove: Two outings on May 28th, 2009 and Sept 17th, 2009 were enjoyed on the day. Thank you to Debbie Dale & Gloria Proops.
Thank you to Tiffin Bites who kindly donated lunch & drinks on May 28th.
Bombay Bicycle donation
The Bombay Bicycle Club Restaurants located in Holland Park, Hampsted & Balham, London donated £1 on all main dishes ordered to VITAL on September 21st, 2009, a day declared by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Peace. A day devoted to commemorating & strengthening the ideals of Peace both within & among all nations & peoples. This is an opportunity to spotlight the crucial relationship between Peace & Child Rights which are increasingly recognised as inseparable.
House of Lords
Black-Tie Dinner at the House of Lords on December 17th, 2009. Thank you to all our generous VITAL supporters including Caroline Farthing who kindly decorated the room beautifully with stunning flowers, Rian Hughes in designing all the stationery-invitations, menus & pledge forms, Michelle Duque for printing, Nick Martineau, our Christies auctioneer, Curt & Ann Marie Hess for the Barclaycard sponsorship & all those who donated to the auction, Chris & Maggie Mead for their Parisian apartment,Vineta Cable for the patchwork quilt, Jonathan Root photography, Stu & Erica Peters for the Wimbledon tickets, Lord David Evans for High Tea at the House of Lords, Lady Margaret Thatcher for the signed bottles of champagne & whiskey, Peter & Charlotte Fiell for the DOMUS books, Mahesh Bhuparti for the tennis lesson & racket, Paris & Matt from Vidal Sassoon, Colin at C.C. Window Cleaning, Alex Thompson for her bespoke hat, Space NK, Bentley the fitness trainer, June Kingsbury for her glassmaking lesson, Stephen & Sylvia Paisnel for the painting