A Most Enjoyable Evening
On Tuesday 3 July Marie Curie Cancer Care hosted its 27th Private view of the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The sold-out evening offered a bustling atmosphere where 700 people enjoyed the Royal Academy’s 250th Summer Exhibition curated by Grayson Perry. Supported by PWC, the guests were treated to free-flowing Champagne and mouth-watering canapes provided by Rhubarb caterers.
A warm welcome was given by Meredith Niles, Executive Director of Fundraising and Engagement at Marie Curie, before the Live Auction commenced led by Philip Mould OBE. In addition, a silent auction and raffle was held on the evening, which were supported by a number of well-known artists who donate a piece of their work to the event. More than £168,000 was raised from the evening for Marie Curie services.
The exhibition itself didn’t disappoint, the celebratory show offered a loud, bright, densely hung display of 1,300 hugely varied artworks. Guest’s also enjoyed the opportunity to visit the newly opened The Vaults, The McAuley Gallery and Weston Studio, as well as The Great Spectacle Exhibition.
For 70 years, Marie Curie Cancer Care has been delivering expert care, guidance and support to people living with terminal illness and their families, ensuring that they can make the most of their time together.