the heart to heart ball

Over 220 guests enjoyed a fabulous meal and entertainment at the Heart to Heart Ball for ThePromise in the Live room at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday March 6th. The Live room lived up to its name as tables each boasted their own bay tree lit by hundreds of twinkling lights and creating the impression of a starlit forest glade.

Brilliant young performers from the Italia Conti Stage School in Guildford welcomed guests with a “Cirque de Soleil” mime show.

Eloise Smith and fellow students later wowed guests with her heart-rending performance of “The Greatest Love of All”.

And finally, the Italia Conti dancers energised guests with a high-octane street dance number just before the Auction.

Chris Sheasby, former England rugby star, and our MC/Auctioneer for the night helped to raise over £14,000 from the Main Auction, which included a unique amethyst and rough diamond necklace, specially created for the event by Barbara Flynn, Patron of ThePromise, and Severus Snape’s wand from the set of the latestHarry Potter film, signed by Alan Rickman.

We were delighted that many guests made generous donations to our Tree of Hearts in support of some of our children in Russia who had designed hearts especially for the Ball and also bid for the interesting mix of prizes in our silent auction. Guests finally enjoyed dancing until the small hours to live band Jason Kester and the Believers.

We are delighted to announce that the Heart to Heart Ball raised £27,000 for ThePromise, which was matched with incredible generosity by one of our guests on the night. This money will enable us to employ a Programme Manager based in Russia and will help us to embed our work and our organisation more firmly into the Russian context and to explore additional areas where our help is needed

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