Grayson Perry, Pattie Boyd and Jamila Gavin support Coram's historic charity dinner and auction
Turner-prize winner Grayson Perry, author Jamila Gavin and photographer and former model Pattie Boyd were among guests who attended the Hogarth Dinner and Auction, in support of the UK's first children’s charity Coram.
Other guests include Martin Miller (the man behind the refurbishment of Great Brampton House and Miller’s Antique Guide), Dan Topolski (author and BBC rowing commentator) and Veere Grenney (internationally acclaimed interior designer).
At Bloomsbury’s Foundling Museum, against the stunning backdrop of Hogarth’s celebrated art works, guests enjoyed a sumptuous Georgian feast, celebrating a 250-year-old charitable tradition, started by William Hogarth, one of the charity’s first governors in 1746.
Auction lots included artworks by Gavin Turk, Paula Rego, and Marty Thornton (pictured) who created a modern day pop art version of William Hogarth’s Gin Lane, entitled Same Sh#t, Different Day. A special auction lot included bids to fund post-adoption support for adoptive families.
The night raised around £25,000 for Coram’s work to transform the lives of vulnerable children.
Coram would like to thank the Fundraising Committee, chaired by Francesca Findlater, and all the artists, volunteers and buyers who so kindly supported the event.