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Arts and children help put Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity on target for Borne

16 August 2013

Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity has now raised more than £1.5 million of our £1.9 million target for Borne.

Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity has now raised more than £1.5 million of our £1.9 million target for Borne.

At the end of June, the charity held an “Arts for Life” auction and dinner, which raised an amazing £658,200. The pre-auction dinner, held at the Saatchi Gallery on 24 June, was hosted by Nadja Swarovski and model Natalia Vodianova. The auction itself was held at Christie’s on 26 June as part of contemporary art day sale. It featured works generously donated by 23 leading contemporary artists including Sir Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley.

“The Borne Walk” was a special event which brought together over 100 children, many of whom were born at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, for a walk from the hospital to Bluebird Restaurant on King’s Road.

Thank you to all the hospital staff and Borne team who came to greet and wave off the intrepid crew of walkers. Children collected sponsorship prior to the walk from friends, families and schools – raising an incredible £15,000 between them.

“The Borne Walk” was generously supported by Knight Frank Chelsea and Thackeray Estates. James Pace, Head of Knight Frank Chelsea, and Antony Alberti, Director of Thackeray Estates, said: “It was a wonderful day and clearly enjoyed by not only ourselves but also all that were there.”

Mark Norbury, Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, remarked: “We’re delighted to be more than 80% of our way to our appeal target for Borne. This means that we have a good chance of helping to prevent disability and death in childbirth, while creating the foundations for lifelong health for mothers and babies. Consultants, midwives, parents and artists’ support has been phenomenal.”