The 2012 Chain of Hope Annual Gala Ball, held on the evening of the 8th of November at the Natural History Museum in London, South ensington, was a fantastic evening for Chain of Hope, raising over £700,000.00. The live auction was a highlight of the evening with guests showing outstanding support for the charity. The Natural History Museum was transformed into a spectacular dining-room for the evening’s events. Backes & Strauss, the world’s oldest diamond company are proud to have been part of the evening’s live auction, donating an exquisite limited edition time piece from their Regent Diamond Jubilee Collection, created to celebrate the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Having kindly been given permission from the Lord Chamberlain’s Office in Buckingham Palace to use her Majesty’s Royal Cypher in the design of this unique and historical watch collection, each piece has a serial number from the 60 year reign of Her Majesty, crafted in 18kt white gold and hand set with ideal cut round brilliant diamonds of the finest quality.
The Chain of Hope Charity has been saving lives for 18 years, providing children suffering from lifethreatening heart disease with the corrective surgery and treatment they need, but do not have access to. The Charity sends out medical teams to treat children in their own country as well bringing children to the UK for open and closed heart operations, as well as setting up training programmes for local surgeons and medical staff.
“We are very proud to have been part of this important and successful fundraising event that will help so many children” noted Backes & Strauss Group CEO Vartkess Knadjian.