The Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction is filled with luxury prizes, celebrity glamour and fabulous entertainment. Start your Christmas celebrations and bid on some fantastic ‘money can’t buy’ items as chosen by celebrities and what they would wish for in their dream Christmas stocking.
In 2015, the evening was expertly hosted by comedian Rufus Hound who was greeted with laughter and anticipation for the entertainment to begin. Our first act, Flash Mob Jazz surprised the audience with a magical rendition of Benny Goodman’s Sing Sing Sing. Shortly followed by an inspiring speech from Macmillan’s Chairman, Julia Palca, about the work that Macmillan carries out, guests were ready to start fundraising and enjoy an exceptional meal.
Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to bid on our Silent Auction, kindly facilitated by Givergy. The incredible prizes ranged from skiing holidays in the French Alps, luxury dining and art works especially designed by Dan Llywelyn Hall for the event.
The highlight for the evening had to be the incredible Live Auction which stared celebrity stockings from Jim Carter, Jason Donovan, Samantha Bond, Camilla Kerslake, Tony Iommi, Naomie Harris, Alfred Molina, Joanna Lumley, and the Ultimate Sports Stocking including a private boxing lesson with Carl Froch for 10 people. The Live Auction alone raised an amazing £80,000 with unbelievable prizes such as a tour around the James Bond Museum with Naomie Harris, a two week holiday to Laos and Cambodia, home dining for 8 people with celebrity chef Ching He Huang and Business Class Flights to see Black Sabbath in New York.
The Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction starts at 19.00 and finishes at midnight. The drinks reception is from 19.00 onwards, dinner will be at 20.00; the auction and entertainment will be throughout the evening.