by lynn
Categories: Causes.

Absolute Return For Kids, or Ark, recently held a charity dinner and auction and raised the biggest amount ever earned from this annual event: £28 million. It attracted the attention of celebrities like Elizabeth Hurley, Jemima Khan, Bob Geldof, and even Bill Clinton.

Tickets for the event cost £10,000 to £50,000. That was before anyone had even bought £10,000 raffle ticket. Each table had the chance to win a limited-edition diamond necklace of six five-carat diamonds and a further 130 single-cut diamonds set in 18-carat white gold. Guests ate carpaccio and tartare of Kobe beef with foie grass (sic).

Apart from the foie gras bit, we love it that celebrities support these events and are putting their money to good use.

  • Andrea

    Nice to know that these children charities are spending their money on such compassionate foods.

    One of the problems is that many people don’t realize exactly what foie gras is (especially if you don’t speak French). For more information on how animals are treated to obtain foie gras, visit the Humane Society of the United States’ website at http://www.hsus.org/farm/camp/ffa/