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Women for Women International UK Gala Dinner Thursday 16 May 2013 Banqueting House, Whitehall

Photo by Heathcliffe O’Malley


Executive Director, Women for Women International (UK) Dear Friends, On behalf of Women for Women International, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to this year’s Women for Women International UK Gala. It is a true honour that you have joined us for this special celebration. Tonight marks not only our annual Gala but also the launch of “Share” – Women for Women International’s recipe book featuring recipes from renowned international chefs such as Alice Waters, Maggie Beer and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and humanitarians such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Emma Thompson, Annie Lennox, Richard Branson, Paul McCartney and Mia Farrow. Nothing conveys our interdependence more compellingly than the food we eat and as such the cookbook celebrates our common humanity. I have travelled to countries affected by war and conflict, and met women who have been through unimaginable hardship and trauma. I have also seen how women are able to overcome these challenges, and with courage and resilience, rise up to create lasting change. It is connections with people like you that give them the strength and opportunity to rebuild their lives, and so tonight we are also celebrating our common humanity. Through a holistic programme that combines direct financial aid, business skills training, vocational training and rights education, Women for Women International helps women in countries affected by war and conflict including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. Currently there are women waiting to enrol in our programme and tonight I hope that with your help we can raise funds to provide more women with the opportunity to rebuild their own lives and the lives of their families. With my deepest gratitude,




Programme 7.00pm Cocktail Reception 8.00pm Dinner and Silent Auction Opening Address June Sarpong MBE

Welcome Address

Brita Fernandez Schmidt Executive Director, Women for Women International (UK)

Silent Auction Begins Keynote Speech Lauri Pastrone

Women for Women International UK 2013 Gala Film Live Auction

Conducted by Humphrey Butler

Closing Remarks and Silent Auction Closes June Sarpong MBE

11.30pm Carriages Entertainers Heather Hoyle and DJ Minx Heather Hoyle stems from a jazz background, having studied at the Trinity College of Music, but is equally comfortable with latin, hip-hop, dance and classical styles. This versatility has landed her in front of packed stadiums, alongside DJ legends and resulted in a long list of high profile performances including celebrity parties such as David and Victoria Beckham’s. Playing with Heather is the incredible DJ Minx. A foxy lady with a slick reputation, DJ Minx is the queen of feel-good sophisticated sounds. She has mixed the hottest house, electro and chill-out from Miami to Milan and has played at some of the hottest clubs, celeb parties and venues such as Nobu.




This evening’s special guests CHRIS JACKSON After visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2009, Chris returned with the aim of making more people aware of the ongoing conflict and its impact on women in the region. Bereft of anything other than a love of running to do this, he decided to throw on his trainers and attempt to run 12 marathons in 12 months to bring awareness of the conflict in the DRC to the UK. After running on roads and treadmills he went back to the DRC to run the first marathon there in an effort to share the stories of women in the DRC Women for Women International programme. With his legs exhausted he then attempted to complete the world’s longest kayak race, paddling over 750km in 70hrs. In 2011 he was named the Cosmopolitan ‘Ultimate Man of the Year’ in recognition of his efforts. Chris will be putting his running shoes back on this summer as he heads back to the DRC to visit the Women for Women International programme and keep the focus on the DRC and those affected by the conflict. We are delighted that Chris is running his 13th marathon for Women for Women International here tonight.

JUNE SARPONG MBE June has enjoyed a 15-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognisable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic young hosts. June is a media phenomenon and is the only host of her generation that is equally comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members of the public. June was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) on the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest people to receive an MBE. June is the Co-Founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). WIE first launched in New York City in 2010 and is in its second year in the UK. This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers from a gamut of industries, previous speakers include: Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi, Iman and many more. Photo by Deborah Anderson


June’s latest endeavour is a multiplatform anthropological project that aims to get the world talking through story telling.



This evening’s special guests LAURI PASTRONE In May 2009, after having sponsored 9 sisters with Women for Women International, Lauri decided to share the joy of sponsorship with others through a cookbook. Together with a most extraordinary team, “Share: the cookbook that celebrates our common humanity” has become a reality. Tonight celebrates the launch of “Share” which is available to buy from 16th May 2013. Prior to moving to London from San Francisco in 2000, Lauri was Director of Latin America Research for International Data Corporation, the leading technology market research firm. From 1994 to 2000 she was Vice President and Co-Founder of Intracom, providing international localisation and market entry assistance to the technology sector. She currently works as Director of Research for PressChoice in London, consulting to financial services companies in the area of press office strategy and management.

HUMPHREY BUTLER After working for Christie’s for more than twenty years, Humphrey Butler is now established as one of the UK’s most successful independent jewellery dealers, specialising in important vintage pieces on behalf of private clients worldwide. Starting in Jermyn Street in 2000, he has been based in his Pall Mall premises since September 2008. Having auctioneered for Christie’s not only in the UK, but in Hong Kong, Monaco, Switzerland and the USA, Humphrey continues to maintain a high profile within the charity auction world. He is now recognised as a leader in the field selling for a number of prestigious causes both at home and abroad, which include the amfAR evening at the Cannes Film Festival and the Naples Winter Wine Festival, America’s leading wine benefit auction. We are delighted to have Humphrey with us tonight.




Gala Committees Gala Co-chairs Gala Committee

Honorary Committee



Kirsten Grenside Michelle Yue Bette Anne Berg Kyle Cathie Celia Cattelain Veronica Cazarez Avis Charles Tracy Craighead Deborah David Lady Holmes Jacqueline Martin Deborah Maxwell Chande Paige Elizabeth McAfee Amalie Molhant Proost Joy Montgomery Annika Naidoo Nicole O’Neil Lauri Pastrone Diana Saghi Marije Serrano-Visser Margaret Wronski Mercedes Zobel Barbara Broccoli OBE Jennifer Buffett MyAnna Buring Joan Burstein CBE Dame Judi Dench Peter Gabriel Nicky Kinnaird MBE Annie Lennox OBE Cherie Lunghi Nadja Swarovski Jesse Ziff Cool


Case Study MILOSKA’S STORY Bosnia and Herzegovina

Although the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended in 1995, its catastrophic effect on the economy is still being felt today. It shattered lives and women in the region continue to struggle to heal wounds and rebuild communities. It was here, in 1993, that Zainab Salbi felt compelled to start Women for Women International, after she and her husband witnessed the devastation that the war had caused. Since then, over 34,000 women have been helped in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ‘When the Serbs came, we fled Srebrenica. The last memory I have of my home was looking at my sons under a tree in the front garden. My husband and boys ran into the woods and up into the mountains, and my daughter-in-law and I ran in the other direction. She and I survived; they didn’t. My sons were only 22 and 16 years old. The elder one was about to become a father. They haven’t found the bodies of either of them yet, or that of my husband – I hope that one day I will be able to bury them. Photo by Simon Wheeler

I came back to Srebrenica in 2000 to walk where my sons last walked. I had police protection, but just before we got to my house they told me that they would not go in with me and that if I went any further it was at my own risk. A Serb family was living there and when I knocked they did not open the door, though I knew they were in. I was not scared. I just wanted to see if there were any photos left of my family. Someone finally answered – they told me to go away and threatened to kill me if I came back, but they didn’t frighten me. In my mind I saw my sons standing there next to the tree where I had last seen them. Then I found out about Women for Women International. Thanks to their microcredit programme I was able to get a loan and build a house for myself and my grandchildren. Through the skills training they offered I also learned about growing vegetables and rearing chickens, which I sell in the market. Just as importantly I met my friends, whose support is so vital to me: we understand each other. Through the worst, I never lost hope that life would get better, and was inspired by words from a Bosnian song: ‘There is always enough space at the top when you start from the bottom.’ And so I realised that my life couldn’t get any worse – it could only get better, because I was starting from the bottom.’




Notice for Bidders Bidders are advised to please consult the Restrictions by Lot and Auction Conditions & Rules set out on pages 47-50 of this programme. Instructions for your personal IML pledge and silent auction machines can be found on page 51. Women for Women International (UK) will issue invoices to all pledgors and successful bidders from Friday 17th May 2013. The pledge and silent auction will close at the end of the evening. There will be an announcement when the silent auction is closing. Silent auction results can be obtained from Women for Women International (UK) from Friday 17th May 2013. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, 100% of auction proceeds will go to Women for Women International (UK).

LOT 01 FASHION ROCKS! with Alice Temperley

Channel your inner fashionista and get an eye-opening glimpse into the excitement and drama of the fashion industry. Temperley London is delighted to offer: • Two seated tickets to their Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show at London Fashion Week in September 2013 • Two invitations to the Temperley London after party • After the party, you and your guest will be treated to an overnight stay in a stylish Andaz Suite at the boutique Andaz Liverpool Street London hotel. Enjoy Full English breakfast for two the following morning and take the opportunity to explore the hidden gems of the hotel’s East London and city locale • To follow, a personal styling session with Alice Temperley at her Flagship store on Bruton Street, Mayfair, which will result in taking home a beautiful Temperley London kaftan of your choice and 20 percent off any purchases

Kindly donated by

Temperley London and Andaz Liverpool Street, London 7


Alice Temperley trained at London’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and finished her studies with a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art. In the 2011 New Year Honours, Temperley was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the fashion industry. Temperley was awarded ‘Designer of the Year’ at the 2011 Hollywood Style awards.



Put the 25th September 2013 in your diary! You and 19 friends will have your own private box at The O2 to see one of the most celebrated rock bands of all time....the legendary Fleetwood Mac. This sold-out concert is part of Fleetwood Mac’s Live 2013 World tour. Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, joined by the fabled ex-lovers Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, will be on their most ambitious tour since the eighties. This year’s much anticipated reunion of Fleetwood Mac could not have been better timed. It’s been 35 years since the band members overcame their toxic web of mutual heartbreak, divorce and addiction, crammed themselves into a studio, and emerged with Rumours, quite possibly the most uplifting collection of breakup songs ever written and the eighth-highest-selling album of all time. Kindly donated by Inmarsat


Don’t miss your chance to see the multi Grammy-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees perform their repertoire of breezy melodies, poignant acoustic-guitar ballads and bouncy rock.




The ultimate vacation getaway! Enjoy 1-week at one of the largest private villas in exotic Phuket, Thailand located at Andara Resort & Villas. Seven spacious bedrooms each with its own ensuite, a 23-metre infinity pool, private sala areas for alfresco dining, fully-equipped home gym, games/kids playroom, all encompassing 4,000 sq m of indoor/outdoor living space. This breathtaking ocean view villa, set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, boasts panoramic views from every room.

Kindly donated by WfWI supporters who wish to remain anonymous



Relax and indulge in pure opulence where your personal Thai chef and villa attendant will cater to your every need. Complementing the villa is a fully serviced resort where a 24-hour concierge is available offering services that include arranging excursions, spa treatments (in the villa or at the tranquil Andara Spa), or a dining experience watching the sun set and everything in between. A truly memorable retreat for a large family and spacious enough to invite friends along. Andara, “Star of the Andaman�, is perfection in paradise.



Ever dreamt about having a Michelin starred chef as your personal chef? Alvin Leung, Michelin two-star chef, dubbed The Demon Chef and ‘the Heston Blumenthal of Chinese cuisine,’ is the chef/proprietor of Michelin two-star Bo Innovation restaurant in Hong Kong and newly opened Bo London, off Regent Street. Alvin and his team are offering an incredible, all-encompassing foodie experience: • Dinner for eight featuring the signature 14-course dégustation menu at the Chef ’s Table at Bo London • Dinner for eight, featuring a custom multi-course tasting menu, in the comfort of your own home, prepared and presented by Alvin Leung, two additional chefs and two servers • Cook alongside Alvin for a day in the professional kitchens at Bo London to learn the secrets of ‘X-treme Chinese’ cooking • 12 bottles of 2004 Demon champagne, limited to only 6000 bottles worldwide

Kindly donated by

Bo London and Alvin Leung


Alvin’s pioneering ‘X-treme Chinese’ cooking style has garnered reams of press accolades - even an overwhelming thumbs up from AA Gill. With Alvin’s maverick, rock ‘n’ roll image and his natural showmanship, this is a money-can’tbuy culinary experience of a lifetime.




Machrihanish Dunes, Scotland

A 4-day/3-night luxury golf break for four to experience “golf the way it began” at Machrihanish Dunes, the celebrated links gem that was named “the most environmentally friendly golf course in the world” by ABTA Golf Magazine. Wild and exhilarating, this is natural links golf at its best. This amazing package includes unlimited golf at Machrihanish Dunes, along with luxury accommodation in your own private golf cottage. The Ugadale Cottages at The Village at Machrihanish Dunes were named Scotland’s “Small Hotel of the Year” when they opened in 2009. Your cottage features two bedrooms (both en-suite) with two double beds per room, a large living area with fireplace and plasma television, a dining area, and fully equipped kitchenette. The quintessential Scottish seaside resort boasts two fine-dining establishments serving the freshest local fare, plus two lively pubs and the fullservice Serenity Spa. Kindly donated by

Southworth Development and Machrihanish Dunes



Located in the Kintyre Peninsula, one of Scotland’s most secluded and scenic areas... and one of its best-kept secrets. Picture yourself with your friends, single malt and cigars in hand, relaxing in front of a roaring fire and catching up on the day’s play.



Ski-in/ski-out at Bachelor Gulch

A seven-night stay at a beautifully appointed four-bedroom, four bath ski-in/ ski-out mountain condo at Bachelor Gulch, Colorado. Located high on the mountain in Horizon Pass Lodge above the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the condo has fabulous views of the Gore Mountain Range and ski-in/ski-out access to the Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, and Arrowhead ski areas. This is a short drive from Vail.

Kindly donated by

Lisa and Phil Bennett


Enjoy concierge services, workout facilities, outdoor heated pool and hot tub. After a day on the slopes, indulge in the fine dining and nightlife at Beaver Creek or Vail. Sleeps up to 10 people in one king bedroom, two queen bedrooms, and one bunk room for four. All bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Current availability includes March 2014 spring break period.



LOT 07 FOOTBALL FEVER with Juan Mata

Meet Chelsea FC legend and Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year 2013 nominee, Juan Mata. Juan has been critical to Chelsea’s success and is one of the team’s most inspirational players. Now you can enjoy a private tour of the Chelsea grounds at Stamford Bridge personally hosted by Juan and the opportunity to meet some of the squad. In addition you will receive, 4 VIP tickets to a Chelsea game and a signed Chelsea FC shirt. Kindly donated by

Juan Mata and Prime Investors Capital



An unforgettable experience for a football fan and ultimate bragging rights. Thank you, Juan!


LOT 08 HONG KONG HURRAH! 1 Week Hotel, Spa & Michelin Starred Dining

Asia’s most glamorous city will keep you enthralled as you revel in the excitement of a hand-picked selection of quintessential Hong Kong experiences. You will be cossetted in the sumptuous Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, the only hotel in the world with two Michelin three-star restaurants. Your package includes:

Kindly donated by

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Joshua Hellman Foundation for Orphan Disease, Sevva Hong Kong and other WfWI supporters who wish to remain anonymous


• 6 nights in an elegant Deluxe Peak-View room • Spa treatment for two at a serene urban oasis, the Four Seasons Spa • Dinner for two at Caprice at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, the first French restaurant in Hong Kong to be awarded three Michelin stars • Dinner for two at The China Club, Sir David Tang’s exclusive members-only club and restaurant • Dinner for two at Sevva, the meeting place for Hong Kong’s glitterati with its stunning outdoor lounge and wrap-around views Experience the finest of dynamic Hong Kong… in spectacular style!




Cocktail Class and Dinner for 10 by “rhubarb”

Shaken, not stirred… learn the fine art of making your own cocktails under the supervision and guidance of Swedish cocktail guru, Fredrik Olsson at his Kosmopol Bar and Chelsea Academy of Bartending. Winner of Best Bartender at the London Club & Bar Awards, Fredrik will get you involved in shaking, stirring and blending your favourite cocktails in a lively two-hour session.

Kindly donated by

Kosmopol & Chelsea Academy of Bartending and “rhubarb”



The fun continues when you head over to Sloane Square for a delicious three course meal catered by “rhubarb” in the private dining room at the Gallery Mess, located next to the Saatchi Gallery in the Duke of York’s HQ. “rhubarb” have earned an international reputation for being innovative, dynamic caterers for the most glamorous private, corporate, sports and charity events ranging from film premieres to royal weddings.



Signed by the producers and director

SKYFALL Š 2012 Danjaq, LLC, United Artists Corporation and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

LOT 10

From SKYFALL, the most successful Bond movie of all time, we offer a rare piece of cinema history.

Kindly donated by EON Productions with special thanks to Barbara Broccoli OBE


A clapperboard used by the 1st Unit during the filming of the blockbuster movie signed by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and director Sam Mendes with certificate of authenticity from the EON Archive. A fantastic piece of British film history and an unmissable opportunity for Bond movie fans.




Tonight, you can help 200 women who are waiting to enrol in the Women for Women International programme and for an opportunity to change their lives.

to Women for Women International

After negotiating permission from her uncle to leave the house, Farida walked two hours to the community centre where she knew Women for Women International were enrolling women. Her neighbour had told her about the programme that would give her the skills, knowledge and opportunity to earn an income. After queuing with over 1,000 women, Farida waited and when her turn came, she was turned away. Women for Women International only had 500 places. “Through the Women for Women International programme, my role in the family changed 100%. I support my husband and five children – I have money and I have respect.”

Nooria, Women for Women International programme graduate, Afghanistan


This was a dark day for Farida and a dark day for Women for Women International, who want to help more women. Tonight you can pledge and help us raise £100,000 to help 200 women. With your help 200 women like Farida will enrol and receive direct financial aid, business skills training, vocational training and rights education. As a result they will have improved health, break their isolation, gain and sustain an income and start taking decisions that will improve their lives.



Silent Auction LOT 02

Guaranteed to be one of the most thrilling and entertaining events of the year... the 9th Series of The X Factor UK Finals. The wannabe pop stars from across the country that make it into the finals will be performing live on The X Factor stage and you will be able to watch from the best seats in the house.

X FACTOR FINAL 2013 4 VIP Tickets

Tickets for this sought-after event are not for sale to the general public and the requests from people wanting to attend are in the millions. Your four VIP tickets mean that you will be warmly greeted outside and personally escorted to your seats to watch the sizzling final performance as the winner is revealed.

Kindly donated by

Syco, with special thanks to Simon Cowell and Kelly Bergantz

LOT 03

A sea view suite, a cooking lesson, dinner for two at restaurant “La Véranda” by the award winning and Michelin starred Executive chef Didier Anies, “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”... it’s three nights of five star pampering on the French Riveria.

GRAND-HÔTEL DU CAP-FERRAT French Riviera luxury 3 night stay

The Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is a mythical Palace nestled amidst 17 acres of lushly landscaped gardens at the furthermost tip of the peninsula with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. This historic hotel has welcomed its guests in the utmost luxury and sophistication since 1908. The hotel has earned the prestigious “Palace” distinction, won the Villégiature 2011 award for “Best Spa in Europe,” and has been listed in Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 as “One of the World’s Best Places to Stay.”

Kindly donated by

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat




Silent Auction LOT 04

Drive the dream for a long weekend. A glorious Aston Martin will be delivered to your door on a Friday morning and collected the following Monday morning. The pinnacle of automotive glamour is yours to drive anywhere within the UK.


To ensure you are properly attired for this fabulous car, you will also receive a £1,000 gift card to be used at the Sloane Street flagship store of Hackett, Official Clothing Partner of Aston Martin Racing. The epitome of British style, Hackett will allow you to dress from top to toe in the best tradition.

Kindly donated by Aston Martin and Hackett

LOT 05

Grace is the premier private Club for cultured, caring and health-conscious women who want the very best in life. Full one-year membership includes full use of the Club seven days a week, an initial wellbeing assessment, personal angel service, concierge, 3 x Matt Roberts personal training sessions, complimentary Matt Roberts fitness classes, event access, use of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower 20m swimming pool, NET-A-PORTER VIP member status and additional Guest Day Passes.


Located in the heart of Belgravia, Grace is a women’s-only Club offering a fully integrated medical, health and wellbeing clinic, spa, gym, restaurant, salon and library for seminars. Grace is a powerful new vision for women’s health and lifestyle, dedicated to nurturing you from young adulthood through to ageing-well.

Kindly donated by Kate Percival




Silent Auction LOT 06

Too busy to plan? We’ve done it for you! Busy Bakers, Prêt-A-Party and Paige Elizabeth Photography have teamed up to give a bespoke baking party for six children at your home. This charming party includes invitations, balloons, chef hats, party games, minipizzas, thank you cards, thank you tags and takeaway gifts including the mouth-watering treats the children make. Your party will last two hours and can be themed for any special occasion.


Kindly donated by

To top it off, it’s all captured by a professional photographer and organised into a bespoke, archival keepsake book as a memento of the special day.

Busy Bakers, Prêt-A-Party and Paige Elizabeth Photography




The ultimate work experience opportunity for a male or female fashionista to join the KCD London team for 1-2 weeks to experience the excitement of London Fashion Week, which runs from 13th-17th September 2013. As part of the team you will get a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on before and during the fast-paced week of activity and shows. KCD is the leading international fashion public relations and production agency with offices in New York, Paris and London. With global clients including Balmain, Isabel Marant, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Ralph Lauren amongst others, KCD provides fashion consulting, PR, show production, casting and digital services.

Kindly donated by KCD PR




Silent Auction LOT 08

The Rolls Royce of bespoke treatments every month for a year in the privacy of your own home by Antonia Georgiou. Drawing on a career with Pamela Stevens at the flagship salon in Knightsbridge and 17 years in the beauty industry, Antonia creates custom skin therapies for her clientele of London’s “Great and the Good”!

BESPOKE FACIAL Every month for a year

Kindly donated by Antonia Georgiou Therapeutic Beauty

Your tailored experience will feature La Prairie luxury skin care products and the pampering that comes from a true expert in her exclusive field.

LOT 09

Chef Bruce Robertson, one of South Africa’s finest chefs, hosts you and a friend in his own home, in the conservation village of Scarborough, Cape Town, culinary capital of South Africa. Prepare for an inspiring, creative, and fun weekend exploring the fanciful, ever-changing world of food in this most spectacular of settings and, of course, enjoy some tastings of world-class South African wine! Arrive Friday to spend two memorable nights with Chef Bruce including canapes and bubbles, an array of gourmet meals, wine tastings, and even a personalised mystery dinner!


3-Night Break

On Sunday move to Ellerman House, Cape Town’s finest boutique hotel to test out your new culinary inspiration in a private cooking class with Executive Chef, Veronica Hibbert, before sunset cocktails and a magical yet restful night’s stay - a fitting end to your gourmet getaway.

Kindly donated by

Chef Bruce Robertson and Ellerman House, with special thanks to Journeys by Design




Silent Auction LOT 10

Having turned his lens on everyone from Paul McCartney and Cher to Anthony Hopkins and Keith Richards, renowned rock and celebrity photographer Ken Sharp has now found a niche in children’s and family portraiture. Ken is in huge demand internationally with regular commissions throughout the UK and US.


Ken will spend time with your family in the comfort of your home to create stunning and personal photographs, giving you precious memories for years to come. Three large (23 x 34cm) prints are included and you will be able to make your choice from a wide selection of shots which you can view on your private slideshow on Ken’s website.

Kindly donated by

Ken and Lesley Sharp

LOT 11

A very special chance to spend a day at the private cellars of Pol Roger - sponsors of tonight’s champagne - which are normally closed to the public. You and a guest will be met by Monsieur Christian Pol Roger for a personal guided tour of the cellars followed by a gourmet lunch accompanied, of course, by the delights of the estate.


Pol Roger

Pol Roger owns 87 hectares of vineyards on prime sites in the Vallée d’Epernay and on the Côte des Blancs and its cellars run for 7km on three levels, the deepest known as the “cave de prise de mousse” at 33m below street level. Pol Roger was the favourite champagne of Sir Winston Churchill and holds the current Royal Warrant as purveyors of champagne to the Queen. In addition, you will enjoy one night’s accommodation in a ‘Prestige’ room at the exclusive Hotel Le Bristol Paris situated in the heart of the city on the fashionable rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, including breakfast. Pol Roger is pleased to provide a car pick-up and drop-off from Paris to Epernay.

Kindly donated by

Monsieur Christian Pol Roger and Hotel Le Bristol Paris




Silent Auction LOT 12

This exclusive lot for six people includes a tour of the House of Lords and a visit to the Chamber whilst in session.


The visit is followed by afternoon tea as the guests of Lord and Lady Mitchell in the elegant, iconic Peers’ Dining Room, surrounded by the breathtaking Palace of Westminster.

House of Lords Tour

Kindly donated by

Definitely one to tell your friends and family!

Lord and Lady Mitchell

LOT 13

Two VIP tickets to the magical production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. This special evening will begin with champagne on the Lower Terrace of the Opera Pavilion with stunning views across the Deer Park. During the interval, you will enjoy a delicious threecourse dinner provided by Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, with the conductor Martin Andre and hosted by Susan Hamilton, Director of Opera Planning. A unique opportunity to hear about the rehearsal and production process!


Hänsel und Gretel VIP Package

Every year, Garsington Opera produces three operas of the highest professional quality in its awardwinning Opera Pavilion on the spectacular Wormsley Estate. Hänsel und Gretel is a magical retelling of this familiar tale, transporting you to a dream world of lost children, spell-bound forests and the ultimate triumph of good over evil. Richard Strauss described it as “truly a masterpiece of the first class.”

Kindly donated by

Garsington Opera with special thanks to Susan Hamilton 23



Silent Auction LOT 14

Experience one year of unlimited classes at The Life Centre in either their Notting Hill or Islington locations.


The Life Centre is London’s most trusted source for yoga and well-being since 2003 and they are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year! The Life Centre classes are led by some of the leading teachers in the field, they have an array of alternative treatments from leading therapists, and they offer a community that supports people through all stages of their life, from pregnancy to childbirth, and from early life to teenage years to older age. “Yoga is for life, and we believe, a better one!”

The Life Centre

Kindly donated by The Life Centre

LOT 15

Nestled along the Monterey Bay is one of the most scenic stretches of California’s central coastline. Your California experience includes: • One week in a cosy 2-bedroom condominium at Pajaro Dunes Resort. Sleeps up to five - master bedroom with king bed and second bedroom with three twin beds. • Meet Jesse Ziff Cool, acclaimed chef whose CoolEatz restaurants represent her passionate 35 year commitment to flavorful, fun and sustainable cuisine. Spend an afternoon for two learning the tricks of the trade with the Executive Chef of Jesse’s Flea Street Cafe then enjoy drinks with Jesse followed by a delicious dinner. • Private tour and wine tasting for two at the beautiful and prestigious Thomas Fogarty Winery • Day passes and lunch for two at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, located on Cannery Row of the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Monterey.


Kindly donated by

The Pastrone Family, Jesse Ziff Cool Thomas Fogarty Winery and Monterey Bay Aquarium




Silent Auction LOT 16

Two exclusive and sought-after seated tickets to attend Matthew Williamson’s Spring/Summer 2014 show at London’s Fashion Week, 13-17 September 2013.


Matthew Williamson is world-renowned for his highly recognisable signature aesthetic: a master of print, embellishment, attention to detail and kaleidoscopic colour. The fashion house Matthew Williamson Ltd was founded in 1997 and as an established luxury British brand, Matthew’s shows continue to be a huge draw at London Fashion Week.

Show tickets London Fashion Week 2013

Kindly donated by

Matthew Williamson

LOT 17

Relax with a long weekend of fly-fishing on the picturesque River Blackwater in Ireland, worldfamous for salmon and trout fishing. Includes accommodation in charming Ballymacmoy Cottage, champagne reception, a ghillie for two days and the use of two double headed salmon rods provided by Chris Clemes rod makers.


with Gentleman’s Fishing Kit

In addition you will receive one Limited Edition Gentleman’s fly fishing kit from the revered workshops of Chris Clemes, England’s finest luxury fly rod & reel makers. They will spoil you with a bespoke, handmade bamboo fly rod with a matching tip section, a matching limited edition No 278 fly reel, a leather rod tube, leather reel case and a wooden presentation case. Self-catering Ballymacmoy Cottage, sleeping up to three people, is part of Ballymacmoy, the original estate of the Hennessy’s of Cognac and is a mere 40km from Cork International Airport.

Kindly donated by

Chris Clemes & Frederic Hennessy 25



Silent Auction LOT 18

Paige Elizabeth believes that life-altering love comes on two legs... and four legs. So, in honour of our furry best friends, a very special photo session. Paige will help you design a bespoke portrait session featuring your beloved pet and you will receive a custom published, archival photo book to commemorate the day. It’s the perfect heirloom for the pampered pet... and owner.


Paige Elizabeth’s photography has been widely published worldwide. She teaches dog (and people) photography at schools in the US and through her own private workshops. She can frequently be found in parks with a bag full of tennis balls and a camera.

Kindly donated by Paige Elizabeth Photography

LOT 19

Welcome to the only cookery school in the world located in the middle of its own 100-acre organic farm. Enjoy this 5-day cookery course for one person which includes five nights self-catering accommodation in the beautiful farm cottages, located on the grounds of Ballymaloe Cookery School. The renowned Ballymaloe Country House and award-winning restaurant is located approximately 3 miles away.

5 DAY COOKING COURSE Ballymaloe Cookery School Ireland

Perfect for both young people, who are keen to learn the basics quickly and correctly, and older people, who may be in the position of having to cook for themselves for the first time, this course brings novice cooks to the point where, to their delight and amazement, they are able to cook delicious meals and entertain with panache. Learn to make breads, roasts, desserts, right through to jam and biscuits. Ballymaloe Cookery School was founded by Darina Allen, Ireland’s most famous as well as an internationally acclaimed chef.

Kindly donated by

Ballymaloe Cookery School




Silent Auction LOT 20

A pair of racing gloves worn and signed by the Spanish Formula 1 Double World Champion driver, Fernando Alonso. Perfect for any F1 fan!


The first time Fernando Alonso got his hands on a car was at the early age of three. “It all started out as just a plaything, but from the age of five or six it was clear that he had more of a spark than other kids of his age”, says his dad Jose Luis Alonso. From his humble start began a superstar career, with Alonso now in his fourth season with Scuderia Ferrari and fighting for his third World Championship.

signed racing gloves

Kindly donated by Ferrari SpA with special thanks to Eduardo Teodorani

The gloves come with a certificate of authenticity.

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Identical twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan hold the all-time doubles title record with 13 Grand Slam title wins and a Career Golden Slam. They have personally donated the following for this fabulous, money-can’t-buy experience: • 2 tickets to the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 • ‘Meet and Greet’ with the Bryan Brothers • A set of doubles for you and your guest with the World No 1 Doubles Players!


with the Bryan Brothers

The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is the final event of the men’s professional tennis season and returns to The O2 from 4-11 November, 2013. Featuring the top eight singles players and doubles teams, it’s the world’s biggest indoor tennis tournament with the biggest names in the sport battling for the final title of the season.

Kindly donated by

Bob & Mike Bryan and Dara Sports




Silent Auction LOT 22

An exclusive “once in a lifetime” lunch for four people at the historic Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire, hosted by Sir John Holmes, Director of the Ditchley Foundation, and Lady Holmes with special guest Prue Leith CBE. Known as one of the “original celebrity chefs”, Prue Leith’s name is synonymous with every aspect of cookery and her books are part of every keen cook’s bookshelf.


Ditchley Park dates back to 1580 and the existing house built in 1722 is considered to be one of southern England’s finest country houses. Winston Churchill was a frequent visitor and this is where the interior designer, Nancy Lancaster, made famous her quintessentially English style of decoration and helped to create Colefax & Fowler.

Kindly donated by

Sir John & Lady Holmes and Prue Leith CBE


Estate Jewellery

Choose from one of three pieces of exquisite estate jewellery shown here and on tonight’s model. Lulu’s Estate Jewellery buys and sells unique vintage and contemporary fine jewellery. The exquisite and eclectic collection ranges from 1920’s art deco to 60’s & 70’s funky chunky to contemporary elegance. Many of the pieces come from prestigious jewellery houses such as Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Marina B. Kindly donated by Lulu’s Estate Jewellery

Lulu’s Estate Jewellery also has an exclusive bespoke service, where clients can customise their own diamond jewellery of the finest quality. Lulu’s Estate Jewellery is part of a 3rd generation family jewellery business well established in New York. WOMEN



Silent Auction LOT 24

Love your table centrepiece tonight? Mystique Flowers will bring the same creativity and attention to detail to your home with a bouquet every month for a year. Enjoy bespoke arrangements designed to complement your home by Mystique’s lead designer. With fifteen years’ experience, they will deliver to your home within the Central and West London areas, or you can collect from their store in Fulham.


The team at Mystique Flowers want you to have a special reminder throughout the year of your kind support for Women for Women International.

Kindly donated by Mystique Flowers

LOT 25

An exclusive six week full body and health transformation package with Joel Proskewitz and Performance18 Personal Training. This amazing opportunity includes twice-weekly individualised personal training sessions for six weeks at their private facility in St. Johns Wood, individually tailored nutritional plan and hormonal optimisation, weekly body composition tests to track progress, complimentary protein shakes after each workout, and supplementation to support health and wellness.


For over 20 years, Performance18 has been changing people’s lives by creating long term wellness programmes which get you leaner, healthier and stronger. Joel and his team will get you into the best shape of your life and will make you healthier than ever, just before the summer!

Kindly donated by Joel Proskewitz





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Weekend tickets and passes to the Backstage Hospitality Area for two adults and two children to attend the WOMAD 2013 Festival at the Charlton Park Estate, near Malmesbury, Wiltshire from Thursday 25 July to Monday 29 July 2013. Your tickets will give you full access to the festival, campsites, and backstage hospitality area for the entire weekend. WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance is an internationally established Festival founded over 30 years ago which brings together artists from all over the globe. “WOMAD continues to present music that we feel to be of excellence, passion and individuality, regardless of musical genre or geographical origin.”

Kindly donated by Peter Gabriel

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A party of six can enjoy a day in the glorious Wiltshire countryside at the elegant Jacobean home of Sting and Trudie Styler, Lake House. Your party will be warmly welcomed, taken on a tour of the beautiful grounds, and then treated to a delicious lunch cooked by Sting and Trudie’s own private chef, using ingredients fresh from the gardens.


The estate comprises 70 acres of stunning gardens landscaped by Chelsea Gold Medal winner Arabella Lennox-Boyd and is bordered by the River Avon which feeds into the tranquil lake. Enjoy the gardens and wander the labyrinth - based on the famous floor plan of the maze in Chartres Cathedral. Take a walk down the ancient lime arbour; and conclude your day with a traditional English cream tea.

Kindly donated by

Trudie Styler and Sting




Silent Auction LOT 28 FIVE OF THE BEST

4 People Dine Around the World - without leaving London

Enjoy the culinary delights of some of London’s top restaurants, with this package of dinners for four people at five different restaurants with five totally different types of cuisine. Daphne’s - Italian Luxury - Daphne’s appeal lies not only in its seasonal cooking, but also its natural warmth and effortless Italian charm. The Delaunay - A Grand European Café - From the creators of The Wolseley, The Delaunay brings to London a selection of the best of regional European delicacies. Kitchen W8 - English Food with a French Soul - Kitchen W8 has proved to be a rare treat, a neighbourhood restaurant with a Michelin Star. Oblix - A Meal with a View - Rainer Becker’s latest restaurant, Oblix, opened on the 32nd floor of the Shard at the beginning of May, offering two distinct venues - a Rotisserie and Grill Restaurant and a dynamic Lounge Bar. Kindly donated by

Daphne’s, The Delaunay, Kitchen W8, Oblix, Zaika


Zaika - Curry Chic - With an emphasis on refined yet creative Indian cuisine, the menu incorporates both traditional classic favourites and original new dishes that apply eastern flavours with a western twist.



Case Study MATILDA’S STORY South Sudan

In the spring of 2008, Women for Women International launched its first agribusiness initiative. Over the course of its first three years, the programme trained more than 3,000 women in how to use sustainable farming practices to grow crops that can be sold for profit in the local market, as well as providing food for their families. On average, women like Matilda are making twice the average per capita income in South Sudan. The farm has also contributed to restoring community in a region that has been riven with tribal violence in the last decade. ‘I grew up in a cattle camp where soldiers would stop to rest before returning to the battlefront. Girls in my camp had to carry the soldiers’ luggage and ammunition to the next station. Sometimes the soldiers would also “ask” us to sleep with them. There was no way to refuse.

Photo by Jenn Warren

Our home was burned by a militia, and we fled to Ethiopia. The refugee camp there was a town of tents sunk in the mud. There were beds for a lucky few, but most of us slept on the ground at night, and some slept standing up. Those with beds traded places with us – there were many kindnesses like this. We were surrounded by barbed wire and felt like we were in a cage. We tried to write to people. We wrote to government officials, UN officials, we wrote to NGOs, we wrote to whoever we knew, hoping that someone, anyone, would come, see what we were going through, and save us from this hell. I have had much darkness but also much light in my life. After returning to my country, I met my husband Bakri and we now have three children, including our new baby Matak. I began working on the farm when it opened in 2008, cultivating six plots of kale, cow peas and okra. From these crops I now earn as much as 50 South Sudanese pounds per day – almost enough to support my family. In my Dinka community, most men take many wives, but I am Bakri’s only wife, and we love each other very much. When I cannot tend to the farm, he does it for me, and when I must work, he looks after our little boy. My prayers have been answered.’




Nothing more beautifully conveys our interdependence than the food we eat. It builds our physical resilience, brings us joy, and strengthens our bonds with family and friends. The recipes in Women for Women International’s uplifting recipe book celebrate this truth. They come from the women living in the war-torn countries in which Women for Women International operates and from renowned international chefs such as Alice Waters, Maggie Beer and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and humanitarians such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Emma Thompson, Annie Lennox, Richard Branson, Paul McCartney and Mia Farrow. Illustrated with stunning photography of the countries as well as the food, the book covers everyday dishes, family meals, and recipes perfect for sharing and celebrating. The recipes range from traditional Afghani bichak pastries and Congolese sticky doughnuts, to spicy cashew and tomato soup, beef rendang and orange-scented almond cake. All the royalties from the book will support Women for Women International’s year-long training programme in eight war-torn countries - Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. The recipe book is available to purchase from today, please visit for information



Our deepest gratitude goes to Kyle Books and everyone who has helped make this recipe book a reality.


Photography by Sandrine & Michael

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RESTRICTIONS BY LOT Live Auction Lot 01 - Fashion Rocks! • London Fashion Week is from the 13th - 17th September 2013 - the date, time and location for Alice’s show is yet to be announced • Winners must make their own way to and from the show • Visit to the store is subject to mutually agreed dates and times • The gift will be a Kaftan of the winner’s choice (one size fits all) from a pre selected rail or a dress, size 8. The gift cannot be exchanged • The Andaz Suite is one room for double occupancy only Live Auction Lot 02 - Fleetwood Mac Live in Concert - Private Box at the O2 • Valid for 25th September 2013 only • Box seats 20 guests only • Does not include food or beverages • Winners must make their own way to and from the show Live Auction Lot 03 - Paradise in Phuket • Black out dates apply: June 23rd - July 4th 2013; August 7th- 12th 2013; December 25th 2013 - January 6th 2014; April 5th - 20th 2014 • Subject to availability and mutually agreed dates and arrangements • Excludes flights and airport transfers • Must be booked within 12 months of purchase • Excludes all food, beverages and alcohol Live Auction Lot 04 - Michelin Two-Star Extravaganza Bo London • Subject to availability and mutually agreed dates and times • Dinner for 8 in your home is restricted to London locations Live Auction Lot 05 - Links Golf Getaway- Machrihanish Dunes, Scotland • Subject to availability and mutually agreed dates • Excludes all food, beverages and alcohol • Must be booked within 12 months of purchase Live Auction Lot 06 - Colorado Ski Vacation • Reservation must be made by July 1st 2013 and stay completed prior to April 15th 2014 • Blackout dates apply: December 16th 2013 - January 14th 2014 • Subject to mutually agreed dates and arrangements • No pets and no unaccompanied minors allowed • Excludes flights and airport transfers, food and beverages Live Auction Lot 07 - Football Fever with Juan Mata • Meeting the players - subject to players’ availability: cannot guarantee that all players will be available for meeting • For season beginning August 2013, for 4 tickets only • Subject to mutually convenient arrangements

Live Auction Lot 08 - Hong Kong Hurrah! 1 Week Hotel, Spa & Michelin Starred Dining • Subject to availability and mutually agreed dates and times • Must be booked within 12 months of purchase • Black out dates apply: September 22nd -26th 2013; December 29th - 31st 2013; March 15th - 31st 2014 • Excludes flights and airport transfers • Dinners exclude beverages and alcohol Live Auction Lot 09 - Shake It Up! Cocktail Class and Dinner for 10 by rhubarb • Subject to availability and mutually agreed dates and times • The Cocktail class is for 10 people only and is a session at Kosmopol, including a welcome cocktail • Cocktail class needs to be pre booked and is available between 6-8pm Monday - Thursday. • The offer must be redeemed within the calendar year of 2013 Live Auction Lot 10 - Skyfall 007 Clapperboard • Standard delivery charges apply and will be added to your invoice Silent Auction Lot 01 - Pledge to WfWI • All pledgors will be invoiced by Women for Women International (UK) from Friday 17 May 2013 Silent Auction Lot 02 - X Factor Final VIP Tickets • At present we have no confirmation of the final weekend dates - this will be confirmed closer to the time. • Winners must make their own way to and from the show, accommodation is not included • Though these are VIP tickets please note that the live venue does not have any kind of ‘VIP’ area, or ‘backstage area’ • Any formal meet and greet opportunity with judges or contestants cannot be guaranteed Silent Auction Lot 03 - Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat • Subject to availability • Excludes flights and airport transfers • Must be booked within 12 months of purchase • Excludes food, beverages and alcohol Silent Auction Lot 04 - Cut a Dash in an Aston Martin with Hackett • Subject to a mutually agreed weekend, the car will be delivered on a Friday morning and collected on Monday morning to and from an address in the UK • The driver must be over 25 and have a full driving licence and will be required to sign a indemnity form prior to the loan commencing • The car must stay in the UK for the duration of the loan Silent Auction Lot 05 - Grace Belgravia • Membership is for one year only, from 1st June 2013 - 1st June 2014


Silent Auction Lot 06 - Children’s Baking Party Package • Subject to availability of all contributors and mutually agreed dates and times • Please book before September 2013 and quote “Charity Busy Bakers Party” when booking • Party is for 6 children, additional children can be added subject to cost • Includes up to two hours of photography by Paige Elizabeth • Custom photo book is archival, A4, fifty page, linen cover

Silent Auction Lot 12 - History with High Tea! House of Lords Tour • Dates restricted to when House is in Session • Subject to mutually agreed arrangements with Lord and Lady Mitchell

Silent Auction Lot 07 - KCD Fashion PR Internship • The work experience candidate must be aged 17 or over and should ideally be available from Monday the 9th September through the 17th September to fully experience the opportunity to work a fashion week event. • If the dates are not suitable, KCD are happy to invite you for any other one to two week period that fits in with the school calendar or summer holidays from May 2013 - January 2014.

Silent Auction Lot 14 – Unlimited Yoga for One Year • Valid until May 2014 • The Life Centre is open all year round except bank holidays (and some days around bank holidays)

Silent Auction Lot 08 - Bespoke Facial Every Month for a Year • Subject to mutually agreed dates & times, dates & times must be booked a week in advance • The prize is valid for 12 facials only • Local area only (Chelsea, Fulham, Kensington, Mayfair, Belgravia, Notting Hill) • The prize must be claimed no later than 16th July 2013 • Strict 24 hour cancellation policy Silent Auction Lot 09 – South African Foodie Weekend • Subject to availability, black out dates apply: 15th December 2013 - 1st March 2014; Easter 2014 • Valid 1st June 2013 to 31st May 2014 • Not transferrable to a third party • Not exchangeable for cash • Exclude: international flights, drinks, lunch & dinner in Cape Town • Excludes soft drinks and alcohol • Accommodation is one room for two guests sharing Silent Auction Lot 10 - Celebrity Photographer Ken Sharp • To be used before end of October 2014 - please get in touch early to arrange a date • Subject to availability and mutually agreed arrangements • Photo-sessions take place at the winners home but this needs to be either within the M25 London or central belt of Scotland • Family photo-shoot - immediate family only, no larger family groups or special occasions Silent Auction Lot 11 - Bubbles in Epernay • Not available before September 2013 • Booking subject to mutually agreed dates and times • Black out dates for accommodation apply – September 1st-30th 2013; October 1st-31st 2013; December 27th-31st 2013; January 18th- 6th 2014; February 25th-28th 2014; March 1st-9th 2014 • Accommodation is based on one room, double occupancy. Dinner and drinks are not included. • Accommodation valid before May 31st 2014


Silent Auction Lot 13 - Garsington Opera • Tickets are offered for Tuesday 9 July 2013 and can only be exchanged for an alternative date subject to availability • 3 course meal excludes all drinks

Silent Auction Lot 15 - California Dreaming • Subject to availability and mutually agreed dates and times with the proprietors and donors • Excludes flights, airport transfers and car hire • Excludes all food, drinks and alcohol Silent Auction Lot 16 - Matthew Williamson Tickets for London Fashion Week • London Fashion Week is from the 13th - 17th September 2013 - the date, time and location for Matthew’s show is yet to be announced • Winners must make their own way to and from the show • The tickets are not for resale Silent Auction Lot 17 - Salmon Fishing Frenzy • Kit: The kit includes a choice of an available bamboo fly rod from our workshops, a matching fly reel, leather rod tube, leather reel case and wooden presentation case. As each case is made to order the lead time for delivery will be 4-6 weeks. • Postage and insurance will be charged for deliveries within the UK and abroad and will be quoted at the time of shipping. • Any additional customisations including engraving, embossing and silk fly lines will be charged at the standard rates. • Stay: Successful bidders will require a car • The cottage is available for the 2013 or 2014 season - booking is subject to availability • Travel, food, and fishing licence (50€ per rod) is not included • Anglers must bring their own equipment • Salmon fishing rods from Chris Clemes are on loan for the duration of the trip only Silent Auction Lot 18 - Photography for the Pampered Pet • Photo session includes up to two of your family pets, family members may join the session • Photo sessions last 1-2 hours • Custom photo book is archival, A4, fifty page, linen cover • Session must be booked by 31st August 2013, and is subject to photographer availability and mutually agreed dates and times

Silent Auction Lot 19 - Ballymaloe Cookery School • Subject to availability and mutually agreed dates • Must be booked within 12 months of purchase • Does not include meals or alcohol Silent Auction Lot 20 - F1 Driver Fernando Alonso signed racing gloves • Standard delivery charges apply and will be added to your invoice Silent Auction Lot 21 – Double Trouble with the Bryan Brothers • Meet and greet is subject to players’ availability • Available only at The O2 in London, 4th - 11th November 2013 • Proceeds from this auction lot will be split 50/50 between Women for Women International (UK) and The Bryan Bros. Foundation Silent Auction Lot 22 - Country House Lunch with Prue Leith CBE • Subject to mutually agreed date and time and subject to Ditchley Park conference schedule. Silent Auction Lot 23 - Diamond Life • Standard delivery charges apply and will be added to your invoice • Winner may select one item of jewellery only Silent Auction Lot 24 - Flowers for a Year • First bouquet to be ordered within one month of the auction • Maximum of 12 bouquets • Expires May 2014 • Collection & Local Area Delivery Only (i.e. Fulham, Chelsea, Putney, Kensington, Hammersmith, Wandsworth, Earls Court)

Silent Auction Lot 25 - Transform Your Body in 6 weeks • The package must be claimed before the 31st Dec 2013 • The twice weekly sessions will be administered by a Performance18 trainer who has availability in his/her schedule and are subject to mutually agreed dates and times • The sessions will be held at the Performance18 facility in St Johns Wood, London • Participant must be older than 21 years of age • A clearance from your medical doctor is required before beginning this program Silent Auction Lot 26 - WOMAD Festival at Charlton Park • 2 adults 2 children only, children must be aged 13 and under • The ticket includes access to the campsites, but not camper van access • Must be arranged before 30th June 2013, the festival takes place from the 25th-29th July 2013 only Silent Auction Lot 27 - A Day at Sting and Trudie Styler’s Country Estate • Subject to mutually agreed arrangements • Cannot guarantee that Sting and Trudie will be present for lunch • Limited to 6 guests Silent Auction Lot 28 - Five of the Best • All reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance by telephone • Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase • Vouchers are for 4 guests only • Vouchers exclude drinks (unless specifically stated on the voucher) • Daphne’s voucher is for the Weekly Set Menu only, plus 1 Bottle of House Wine (Red or White) • Vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash and are non-transferrable • Kitchen W8 – does not include alcohol

AUCTION CONDITIONS AND RULES The following rules apply for the entire Women for Women International (UK) auction to be held on Thursday, 16th May 2013, at Banqueting House, London. The items offered in this sale and listed in this catalogue will be sold by Women for Women International (UK), registered with the charity commissioners under number 1115109. Any questions in relation to the auction should be directed to Women for Women International (UK) and not to the auctioneer who serves merely as auctioneer for Women for Women International (UK) in conducting the sale and participates on the following terms and conditions which govern the sale of all the property offered (as amended by any posted notices or oral announcements during the auction):

Women International (UK) or with the auction makes any representations or warranties of any kind or nature, expressed or implied, with respect to the lots, property, goods and/or services and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness of any descriptions of the lots, property, goods and/or services nor be deemed to have made, any representations or warranties of physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, genuineness, attribution, authenticity or provenance of the property. No statement in the auction catalogue or other description made at the sale, in any sale invoice or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a representation or warranty.

1. Neither Women for Women International (UK) nor any person or entity associated with Women for Women International (UK) or with the auction assumes any risk, liability or responsibility for the goods, services and/or property identified in this catalogue, for their quality or otherwise.

3. By bidding at the auction, the bidder expressly waives any rights, claims or actions which might otherwise exist against Women for Women International (UK) and any person or entity associated with Women for Women International (UK) and the auctioneer in respect of any defects, losses, damages or claims arising from goods or services auctioned.

2. All lots, property, goods and services are sold with all faults and imperfections and errors of description and neither Women for Women International (UK) nor any person or entity associated with Women for

4. No responsibility whatsoever is taken by anyone associated with this auction with respect to donors who may cease to trade before the fulfilment of their auction commitment.


5. Women for Women International (UK) has endeavoured to catalogue and describe the items and services correctly, but everything is sold “as is”. Certain auction items and/or services may have restrictive use or other qualifications which may affect value, application or use thereof.

16. If the auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the property, he may reject the same and withdraw the property from sale, and if, having acknowledged an opening bid, he decides that any advance thereafter is insufficient, he may reject the advance.

6. Auctioned items including vacation homes are non-transferrable. Purchasers are bound by the precise restrictions specified by the donors. The terms are not negotiable. Please read the specifications and limitations carefully. Women for Women International (UK) and the donors reserve the right to impose such further restrictions as they deem reasonably appropriate in relation to the activities and/or properties auctioned here-in. Successful bidders agree that the property owners and Women for Women International (UK), their agents, and employees shall have no liability whatsoever arising from the use of the properties and their associated facilities by any occupant of the successful bidder and further agree, if requested, to sign an agreement to that effect. If requested by the property owners, successful bidders agree to sign an agreement indemnifying the property owners and Women for Women International (UK) for any losses or damages to the properties and their associated facilities caused by any occupant of the successful bidder.

17. On the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, the highest bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the offered lot subject to all of the conditions set forth herein and thereupon (a) assumes the risk and responsibility thereof, (b) will sign a confirmation of purchase thereof and (c) will pay the full purchase price.

7. Reservations for the use of property, tickets, etc. must be mutually arranged between the successful bidders and the donors unless otherwise specified. 8. Unless otherwise stated, dates and times are to be arranged at the mutual convenience of the donor and buyer. 9. Persons under the age of 21 may not bid in the auction. 10. Any lot or property may be withdrawn by Women for Women International (UK) or the auctioneer at any time before the actual sale. 11. Unless otherwise announced on the evening, all bids are per lot as numbered in the catalogue. Silent auction rules 12. The silent auction will begin at 8:00 pm. Closing times will be posted and announced during the course of the evening. 13. Bidding in the silent auction will be conducted on the IML equipment provided. Instructions for the use of the IML equipment are located on page 51 of this programme. 14. The person offering the highest qualifying bid prior to the close of bidding will be deemed the winner. Late bids will not be accepted. The decision of the person closing the auction is final. The winning bids will be displayed after closing. Live auction rules 15. Women for Women International (UK) and /or the auctioneer reserve the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the lot in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, the sale records of Women for Women International (UK) shall be conclusive in all respects.


Pledging rules 18. Pledging on Live Pledge will be conducted on the IML equipment provided. Instructions for use of the IML equipment are located on page 51 of this catalogue. 19. Pledges are binding commitments to pay the amount pledged and, once made, may not be withdrawn. Payment rules 20. Women for Women International (UK) will not release a lot to a successful buyer until payment of the total amount due has been received by Women for Women International (UK) in cleared funds. If the foregoing conditions and other applicable conditions are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to Women for Women International (UK) by law including, without limitation, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the bid price, Women for Women International (UK), at its option, may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser or (b) resell the property on three days notice to the purchaser and for the account and risk of the purchaser, either publicly or privately, and in such event the purchaser shall be liable for payment of any shortfall between the original sale price and the price achieved upon resale, all other charges due hereunder and any incidental damages. 21. Payments for purchases will be accepted in cash (GPB), by cheque (GPB or USD) or by all major credit cards, excluding AMEX. The exchange rate for USD transactions will be the exchange rates on 16 May 2013 as reported by the Federal Reserve Bank and the IMF. Payments should be made payable to Women for Women International (UK). 22. Payments can be made by cheque on the evening at the cashiers table. For those items present on the night, payment must be made at the cashiers table if the winning bidder intends to take their item. Alternatively you will be contacted following the event to make payment and arrange delivery. 23. In no circumstances will Women for Women International (UK) refund any purchase made or refund the amount paid in respect of any lot. 24. Neither shipping nor delivery costs are included in the price at which a lot is purchased. 25. These conditions of sale, as well as the purchaser’s and Women for Women International (UK)’s rights and obligations hereunder, shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The purchaser shall be deemed to have consented to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts of England and Wales.


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Acknowledgements Women for Women International (UK) would like to thank: Katherine Brown Humphrey Butler Kyle Cathie Château Soleil Naji Dahan Anthony Daniel Rossano Ferretti Brita Fernandez Schmidt Jemima Goodwin Mark Grenside Millie Harvey Hildon Water

Heather Hoyle Chris Jackson Zoe Kuipers Danielle Mason Matua Paige Elizabeth McAfee DJ Minx Hollie Montgomery Neal’s Yard Remedies Fredrik Olsson Patricia Padurean Lauri Pastrone

rhubarb Olivia & Luigi Rizzo Jo Roderick Pol Roger Emmanuel Roman June Sarpong MBE Space NK Apothecary Ben Spicer V&M Wood Factree, LLC Kim Whyte Lindy Wiffen

Women for Women International (UK) extends its deepest gratitude to the following individuals and companies who have contributed to the auction: Andaz Liverpool Street, London Aston Martin Ballymaloe Cookery School Lisa and Phil Bennett Kelly Bergantz Bo London Barbara Broccoli OBE Bob and Mike Bryan Busy Bakers Chelsea Academy of Bartending Chris Clemes Simon Cowell, Syco Daphne’s Dara Sports The Delaunay Ellerman House EON Productions Ferrari SpA Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Peter Gabriel Garsington Opera Antonia Georgiou, Therapeutic Beauty Grace Belgravia

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat Hackett Susan Hamilton Frederic Hennessy Sir John and Lady Holmes Hotel Le Bristol Paris Inmarsat Will Jones Joshua Hellman Foundation for Orphan Disease Journeys By Design KCD PR Kitchen W8 Kosmopol Prue Leith CBE Alvin Leung The Life Centre Lulu’s Estate Jewellery Machrihanish Dunes Juan Mata Lord and Lady Mitchell Monterey Bay Aquarium Mystique Flowers

Oblix Paige Elizabeth Photography The Pastrone Family Kate Percival Monsieur Christian Pol Roger Prêt-A-Party Prime Investors Capital Joel Proskewitz rhubarb Bruce Robertson Sevva Hong Kong Ken and Lesley Sharp Southworth Development Temperley London Eduardo Teodorani Thomas Fogarty Winery Trudie Styler and Sting Laura and Andy Sukawaty Matthew Williamson Zaika Jesse Ziff Cool, Flea Street Café and numerous WfWI supporters who have chosen to remain anonymous

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