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Princess Eugenie raises money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at gala dinner
Comedians and singers joined Princess Eugenie of York at a gala dinner to raise cash for a hospital.
The princess, the patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, in Wood Lane, Stanmore, held a charity auction for the hospital.
The event, held at the Savoy, included a host of stars including Jason Manford and singer Jocelyn Brown.
Princess Eugenie marked the occasion in style by auctioning a bracelet she designed for RNOH in support of its redevelopment appeal.
The princess has had a personal connection to the hospital since she was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 12.
The treatment she received in Stanmore led her to become the patron of its redevelopment appeal in 2012, to help raise money for new facilities.
She said: “I am living proof of the ways in which the RNOH can change people's lives.
“This is why I am so enthusiastic about being patron of its redevelopment appeal and have given my name to its new state-of-the-art family accommodation unit, Princess Eugenie House. I am grateful to everyone for their generosity in supporting this wonderful cause.”
A new family unit has also been named Princess Eugenie House in her honour.
Other goods auctioned included a signed etching by artist Tracey Emin, a chateau holiday in the south of France and a VIP experience at a Kylie Minogue concert.
Mike Thompson, chairman of the RNOH Redevelopment Appeal, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who attended the gala dinner and to those who generously contributed towards the charity auction.
“It was a huge success and the money raised will fund vital facilities and equipment for the hospital that will help improve the lives of thousands of patients.”
To support the redevelopment appeal, donate online at www.rnohcharity.org or call 0208 909 5362.
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