Naomie Harris, Yasmin Le Bon, Joanna Lumley, Erin O’Connor and Trinny Woodall attend the Lady Garden Gala
On Thursday 14 January 2016, London’s most influential women gathered to raise vital funds for Gynaecological Cancer Fund at Claridge’s London. Caroline Scheufele (Honorary Chairwoman), Sarah Duchess of York (President), Naomi Harris, Kelly Hoppen, Heather Kerzner, Yasmin Mills, Elizabeth Murdoch, Melissa Odabash, Jenny Halpern Prince, Mika Simmons, Tamara Beckwith Veroni, Yasmin Le Bon, Elizabeth Saltsman, Andrea Wong, Trinny Woodall, Kirsty Bertarelli, Chloe Delevingne, Astrid Harbord and Joanna Lumley were just some of the names in attendance.
The brainchild of the ladies behind the Gynaecological Cancer Fund and Tania Bryer of Cancer Research UK, the project was initially planned for 2017, but thanks to a wonderful commitment from the amazing Caroline Scheufele at Chopard, the inaugural Chairwoman’s Club Lady Garden Gala was brought forward to 2016.
The ladies drank Lauren Perrier Champagne and were serenaded by the handsome James Blunt while raising money to help beat gynaecological cancers. The girls had fun with a quiz – aptly named “Mistress Mind” by Mika Simmons and presented by Trinny Woodall and Sarah Duchess of York. And of course the brilliant Lord Harry Dalmeny was on hand to host the live auction.
The top prizes auctioned were a Parisian Chanel experience including front row seats at a couture show with a visit to Coco’s apartment and a private tennis lesson with Boris Becker – with Lily Becker in the room, she promised he would cook dinner afterwards too!!
The funds raised will be split between the Gynaecological Cancer Fund and Cancer Research UK to fund vital research into gynaecological cancers. We want to bring forward the day when all cancers, including gynaecological cancers, are cured and funding groundbreaking research is the only way to make these cancers Silent No More.
Hosts: Joanna Lumley, Naomie Harris, Sarah Duchess of York, Tania Bryer, Tamara Beckwith, Mika Simmons, Jenny Halpern-Prince, Trinny Woodall
Entertainment: James Blunt
All photographs below: Dave Bennett