It wouldn’t be Christmas here without Macmillan’s Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction.
Now in its 18th year, it’s always such a treat to do this marvellous fundraiser with Macmillan just before Christmas at the Park Lane Hotel. With only a week to go until we break for Christmas, we thought we’d share some pics of this year’s event setting to get you in the festive mood.
The glamorous Art Deco setting was created to inspire guests to bid generously and dig deep.
Entertainment at the event included megastar Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Brit and Ivor Novello-winning musician and DJ Sonique, Actor and presenter Rufus Hound and, of course, Sotheby’s auctioneer Edward Rising.
Celebrities - whose stockings included everything from holidays to handbags, tickets for shows to tailored suits, and Sunday lunch to stylish shoes - included Ricky Gervais, Brenda Blethyn, Amanda Holden and Sarah Ferguson.
We used HD Cameras to capture the event and relay audience footage live at intervals throughout the auction to add excitement and pace.
Our set design encompassed two stages; one for entertainment and the other for the auction.
Using the Givergy app, there followed a further auction of donated luxury holidays, items and experiences. Guests could bid via the app and watch progress on plasma screens which we located throughout the room.
Our Christmas party at Metro won’t be quite so glamorous but at least our crew got a taste of the high life at the Park Lane Hotel. Wherever you are celebrating, Merry Christmas from Metro!