LandAid Party at the Museum 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 08:00 Natural History Museum, London

More than £90,000 was raised for industry charity LandAid by a host of property professionals who attended Party at the Museum.

Against the backdrop of the Central Hall at the Natural History Museum, beneath the skeletons of dinosaurs, 540 guests were entertained by host and comedian Rory Bremner.

Following the drinks reception and dinner, a live auction featuring lots submitted by designer Amanda Wakeley, Disney, Grosvenor and Helical Bar, among others, drew fierce competition and high bids. Total donations for the night raised £90,000.

Guests were invited to take a plant home as a gift donated by Hillier Nurseries and the Royal Horticultural Society.

Joanna Averley, chief executive of LandAid, said: “Tonight epitomises all that LandAid is about: it’s a celebration of the property industry’s collective philanthropy, and the fun and reward we can get by being involved. Tonight has only been possible due to the hard work and collective spirit of many people.”