Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Elton's Winter Ball

For the first time, the Elton John AIDS Foundation is holding a Winter Ball, to take place on Sunday, December 13 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Elton and David Furnish will host the ball, along with sponsors Grey Goose Vodka. Elton and David say the following in their ticket invitation:

"Over the years, we have been asked many times by guests at our White Tie & Tiara Ball whether it would be possible to do a similar event for the Christmas season. So it is with great pleasure we invite you to join us this December for the inaugural Character & Cocktails: Winter Ball sponsored by our friends Grey Goose. The event transforms Grosvenor House's Great Room, taking us into the world of Grand Palais for an evening of exquisite Grey Goose cocktails, dinner and an auction of fabulous cocktail bars, each one designed by a very special supporter of the Foundation - Roland Mouret, Lily Allen and Lily Cole.

"We are particularly thrilled that a special surprise guest artist will treat us to an exclusive performance on the night.

"The Foundation prides itself not only on producing beautiful events, but on ensuring that every penny they raise goes directly to our charitable work. This event is no exception, thanks to the generosity of Grey Goose. The Foundation is now one of the largest HIV/AIDS charities in the world, yet our overheads are amongst the smallest - currently 4.3%.

"Over the past year, we have committed to initiatives that change not only the way services are received in local projects but at a national or international level. These include working with the Clinton Foundation to expand and refine treatment services for over 20,000 children in Malawi, Lesotho, Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya, and with Mothers 2 Mothers in the same countries to stop HIV-positive pregnant women transferring the virus to their babies. In Ukraine, a national programme for children will change the way HIV-positive children are told about their illness and how they are treated in school and in society.

"These programmes do not mean we have forgotten the small groups, the individual carers, the long term survivors. Our work reaches thousands of infected and affected individuals across 17 countries, including right here in the United Kingdom.

"The Winter Ball is a fantastic occasion to celebrate this work, to ensure that we can continue in the fight against HIV/AIDS and to celebrate Christmas. We really hope that the range of ticket options gives all our donors an opportunity to support this Ball.

"We look forward to seeing you there."

Here are the details:

Bespoke cocktails, supper, auction and extraordinary entertainment await your arrival.
At the Grosvenor, Mayfair, London W1
SUNDAY 13th December 2009
Dress: Black Tie
Arrivals: 6:30PM
Carriages: 12:00PM

Ticket Options:

VERSAILLES TABLE: Table of 10 - £20,000
| Premium table positioning, private pre-event cocktail reception / Grey Goose mixologist at your table / listing in event programme / full page personal message of support in the event brochure (conditional in meeting print deadlines)

PALAIS ROYALE TABLE: Table of 12 - £9,000 / Table of 10 - £7,500 / or Individual Ticket - £1,000 each
Offering superior position and an option of a 10 or 12 sized table

PALAIS TABLE: Table of 10 - £2500 / or Individual Tickets - £350 each

CALL: +44 (0)20 7603 9996
EMAIL: for your ticket request and advertising form

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