Held in conjunction with Christie’s, the Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation (SCCF) hosted a charity gala and auction for In The Name of Honour, a ground-breaking Contemporary art exhibition at One Mayfair exploring violence against women, gender and the female body. Taking place from 19–22 September, the exhibition is open to the public, while the Gala Event last night, on 18 September, raised in excess of £230,000 through a live art auction of ten artworks, a silent auction of celebrity sketches as well as sales of artworks in the exhibition and pledges.
“We are overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received,” comment SCCF CEO and COO Antonia Packard and Rhea Gargour. “It is immensely inspiring to have had so many artists and celebrities donate their works for this cause, and all proceeds will go directly to those who are most in need of it – the amount of women suffering from domestic abuse and honour-based violence in the UK is staggering, and they often have little or no support networks to turn to. We hope that through events such as this we can start to change this. Thank you so much to all those involved and who have pledged their support to the Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation.”