Fashion and art combine with charitable giving at the British Heart Foundation’s second Tunnel of Love fundraising party. This unmissable event, which will be held at Camden’s Proud on 29 May, returns with a 1920s twist and will be bursting with swinging entertainment, luxury prizes and a glittering guest list.
Guests will enjoy fabulous auctions of couture fashion, stunning art and unique experiences, all aiming to raise money for the BHF’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal. The party has already received auction lots from artists including Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake and Dan Baldwin. Fashion lovers can bid on the Mulberry outfit Alexa Chung wore to London Fashion Week this year, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has donated her knock-out red Antonio Berardi dress and you can also bid on jewellery from Cartier and Stephen Webster.
Other auction items include tennis lessons with Tim Henman, a walk-on part in Mamma Mia, a week in the Maldives staying at Soneva Fushi, and bespoke Barbour jackets with flashing hearts.
Guests at the party will be entertained by Frisky & Mannish and the Broken Hearts DJs. There will be the chance to play unique games and win prizes: spin the Radley roulette wheel to win a Radley bag or mend the broken heart puzzle to win a luxury stay with Hotel Missoni. You can even browse La Boutique for fashion from Tod’s, Temperley, Alexander McQueen and DKNY.
All of the proceeds from the Tunnel of Love party on 29 May 2012 will support the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal. The BHF anticipate 1 million people in the UK will be living with the progressive condition within five years, and around three quarters of people with severe heart failure will die within five years – a prognosis which is worse than most forms of cancer. The BHF is determined to raise funds for innovative science that they hope will lead to a breakthrough in heart health.
Buy a ticket (£100) from www.bhf.org.uk/ToLove and give hope to millions worldwide.