Chain of Hope 2009

08 July 2009

The Natural History Museum, London, Tuesday 10th November 2009

A star studded parade of celebrities and VIPs - including movie star Rupert Everett and music superstar Rod Stewart - graced Chain of Hope's sixth annual Ball with their attendance to raise money towards life - saving treatment for children suffering from heart-disease in developing countries.

This year's sparkling fundraiser evening, kicked off with a glamorous Champagne reception followed by a performance by stunning string quartet Bond and a sumptuous three course dinner and an Auction conducted by Christie's inimitable maestro Andrew McVinish.

Guests danced to Grammy Award winning Jamaican American singer star Shaggy who gave a rocking performance of his best known hits that almost shook the towering historic walls of the 128-year old Museum.


Chain of Hope is a registered charity founded by leading heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub. To help children from around the world receive the medical treatment they need, Chain of Hope sends volunteer surgeons, nurses and doctors to go overseas to operate on children suffering from life threatening heart disease.

Chain of Hope also brings children who are in urgent need of treatment to the UK. Additionally the charity helps to develop services LOCALLY in certain countries so that they can help the local population.

This November Chain of Hope will be sending a volunteer specialist team headed by leading surgeons from Great Ormond Street and the Royal Brompton Hospital who will ALL be donating their time and expertise to work alongside the local surgeons and team at Bustamante to treat as many children as possible.

Chain of Hope will be raising the funds for the consumables that will enable the operations to take place and to pay for the flights and accommodation of the team.

The VIP's in attendance: Rod Stewart CBE, Penny Lancaster-Stewart, Karen Millen, Cherie Lunghi, Claire Sweeney, Lisa Butcher, Nancy Dell’Olio, Camilla Rutherford, Donal MacIntyre, Nicky Clarke OBE.

If you have booking inquiries for Bond, Shaggy or indeed any Celebrity, please email richard@upfronttv.com

Photos on the evening provided by:

David Jensen
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David Long
Harlequin Photography
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Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster-Stewart
Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster-StewartCamilla RutherfordLisa ButcherNick Rhodes
Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster-StewartCamilla RutherfordLisa ButcherNick Rhodes
Shaggy & Richard BreckerKaren Millen & Rupert EverettNancy Dell'Olio & Lisa VoiceKaren Millen & Jackson Scott
Shaggy & Richard BreckerKaren Millen & Rupert EverettNancy Dell'Olio & Lisa VoiceKaren Millen & Jackson Scott
Nicky Clarke
Nicky Clarke