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21 September - The Jubilee Ball

The Christ Church Jubilee Ball at the Hurlingham Club in Putney on Friday September 21st 2012 was a wonderful evening of dining and dancing, with an auction which raised nearly £100,000 for graduate and undergraduate support, the tradition of music (including the Cathedral Choir) and the enhancement of tutorial education at Christ Church. 

At the evening of cheerful conviviality and festivities, 530 old members and guests enjoyed the splendid facilities of the Hurlingham Club, with fine food, plenty of wine and dancing to live music from 'High Time'. The silent auction progressed smoothly all evening, with everyone enjoying the fun of bidding using i-pads. Some friendly rivalry between tables helped add spice and extra pounds to proceedings.

Auctioneer Edward Clive from Christie’s conducted an energetic live auction, as he had to keep diving to and fro across the dance floor to ensure he included both sides of the enormous dining room. We are very grateful to him for his help and support. The raffle of vintage wine, cognac and port, plants from the Christ Church gardens and a splendid handmade Teddy Bear added some £5,000 to the kitty. We are most grateful to all who attended, bid or donated to the Auction, which ensured that the evening will have a lasting impact on education at Christ Church. 

Photographs: Ralph Williamson 


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