Royalty, rockers and stars came out in force last night for the Teenage Cancer Trust Auction.
Royalty, rockers and designers were out in force at the Polo Jeans Co.’s Art Stars exhibition last night to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust at Phillips de Pury.
Using the iconic Stars and Stripes flag as their inspiration, over 40 of Europe’s most hotly-tipped contemporary artists created pieces of art in the form of a three dimensional star, which were then auctioned off with all the funds raised going to the charity.
The party, attended by a host of celebrities including designer Matthew Williamson and 22 year-old Princess Beatrice, pictured here with young cancer survivors, kick started the party season with guests dining on lobster canapés washed down with fresh blueberry vodka martinis.
Headlining the event was Razorlight’s front man Johnny Borrell, seen below with his girlfriend, model of the moment Edie Campbell and his brother William Borrell, whose company Vestal Vodka supplied the drinks for the evening.
With six young people diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK, the money raised from the Art Star auction will go towards building specialist units in NHS hospitals for teenagers to be treated alongside their peers in an environment that is suited to their needs.
Simon Davies, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said, ‘This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for us because, as well as allowing some of our young people to get involved in designing their own stars, it also raises vital funds for us to continue to provide the best specialised care for teenagers and young adults with cancer across the UK.’
Watch the video of the event here