PB Summer Party raises over £17,500

On 14 June Petyt Hall in Chelsea was transformed into an English country garden for our 2016 Summer Party. Over 100 Prospect Burma supporters attended the event. They were greeted with a glass of bubbly, and welcomed by our Guest of Honour for the evening Prunella Scales CBE. One party-goer told us “It was a great opportunity to meet other Prospect Burma supporters and find out what the organisation is up to.”

The evening was held in celebration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s 71st Birthday, and we were delighted to receive a special message from Daw Suu to share with our guests. PB Chairman Robert Gordon read out the message as well as a personal message from our new patron HRH The Prince of Wales to our guests(click on the hyperlinks to read the messages). Guests were invited to take in the beautiful surroundings and to enjoy some delicious canapes, created by caterer to royalty Tina Blick. Drinks were kindly donated by Neil Chapman.

There was plenty to enjoy at the party, including a gift tree and raffle, and a guess the weight of the cake stall. Thanks to the support of many generous donors, the ever popular auction contained some wonderful prizes. It was presided over by TV’s Jon Glover, and featured incredible items including a trip for two in Burma, a stay in a fabulous chateaux in France kindly donated by Caroline Courtauld, and the chance to have a character in a book named after the winning bidder, donated by crime author Kate Charles. In total the event raised over £17,500 for our scholarship programme, and will help us to support another generation of Burmese scholars to reach their academic goals. Take a look at the gallery of photos below, taken and kindly supplied by Tom Reid.