Motcomb Street Party 2010 Post Release

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Motcomb Street Party: Wednesday 30th June 2010
Belgravia’s prestigious Motcomb Street last
night celebrated the height of the British
summer, with some 4,000 revellers joining
Harry Hill, over 50 members of the Household
Cavalry and an army of horses to raise a
fantastic £44,000 for children’s charity
Honeypot and the Household Cavalry Operational
Casualties Fund.
This beautiful cobbled street hosted a fantastic night’s
entertainment, officially opened with a magnificent
procession of mounted cavalry and drummer horses riding
through the street past its illustrious boutiques and
charming street-side stalls under a ceiling of festive
Nestled at the heart of Belgravia, Motcomb Street is widely renowned for its
fashion, art, beauty, luxurious interiors, gourmet restaurants and specialist food
shops, with an annual street party that has become a landmark event in the
summer calendar.
BAFTA award-winning Harry Hill then welcomed
crowds to the street, introducing The Bohemians
‘Queen Tribute Band’, ‘George Michael’ and ‘Amy
Winehouse’ to a very-impressive central stage,
sponsored by local estate agents Chesterton
Humberts. Whilst some danced the night
away, others enjoyed the eclectic array of
sumptuous treats from nearby stalls, including
the delicious Pantechnicon, Harvey Nichols,
The Halkin Hotel and The Berkeley Hotel amongst others.
Meanwhile in the VIP marquee, some of Belgravia’s most eminent characters
sipped champagne and enjoyed exquisite canapés from famous restaurant
Motcombs to the soothing sounds of jazz and swing singer Joe Swing.
Those looking to snap-up prizes from The Tree of Life, donated by some of the
most illustrious names on the street, including Annick Goutal, G&C Hair &
Beauty, Glow Urban Spa, Chatoo of London, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel and Mosimann’s were not disappointed by the eagerlyanticipated
auction. Kindly hosted by Christies’ esteemed Andrew McVinish, the
auction raised in excess of £5,000.
Philip Lawless, Chairman of the Street Party Committee comments: “We are
thrilled that so many people joined us for last night’s celebrations and helped to
raise an astonishing £44,000 for two very worthy causes. There was a palpable
buzz on the street throughout the evening, with the involvement of the Household
Cavalry, such terrific entertainment and a mouth-watering array of specialist
cuisine proving to be a real draw.”
Motcomb Street Party took place from 5:30–10:45pm on Wednesday
30th June 2010.
On entering the event, visitors were asked to make a small donation to
support the charities involved.