FABULOUS FUND FAIR
London’s Roundhouse went intergalactic last night as supermodel Natalia Vodianova’s hosted her Fabulous Fund Fair for the fifth time. The signature fundraising gala saw the iconic London destination transformed into a vibrant space-themed funfair complete with a flying saucers carousel all in aid of the Naked Heart Foundation, helping children with special needs.
Guests including Madeline Stuart, an Australian model with Down’s syndrome, fresh from her London Fashion Week debut, Doutzen Kroes, Lara Stone, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Pixie Lott, Oliver Cheshire, Clara Paget, Stella Tennant, Hailey Baldwin, Izabel Goulart, Natasha Poly, Stella McCartney, Edie Campbell, Valentino Garavani, Lottie Moss, Dynamo, Amelia Windsor, Hugh Skinner, Raye, Venetia Scott, Neelam Gill, Eric Underwood, Tigerlily Taylor, Sienna Guillory, Montana Cox, Jasmine Hemsley, Paul Sculfor, Harriet Verney, Bee Beardsworth, Marcus Butler, Emilia Wickstead, Alice Naylor Leyland, Josh Dylan, Chelsea Leyland, Rebecca Corbin-Murray, Molly Moorish, David Koma, David Downton, Virginia Bates, Tamara Ralph, Michael Russo, Pippa Bennett Warner, Maxim Magnus, Joseph Mawle, Tamsin Egerton, Portia Freeman, Paul Sackey, Mimi Wade, Xenia Tchoumi, Yasmin Mills, Clym Evernden, Inga Rubenstein, Xenia Lukash, Valérie Messika, Olga Lomaka, Dmitriy Chograshi, Halima Aden and many more, were treated to an out of this world edition of a traditional funfair, including Veuve Clicquot champagne reception, and entertainment from Warner Music Group DJs Gavin Koolmon from The Disciples, Jodie Harsh and Doug Marshall; mind-bending magic from street magician Dynamo, plus unforgettable performances by Evelina Girling and Doni Fierro’s The London Cabaret Club, dancers in bespoke alien costumes from Russian artist Andrey Bartenev and actors from the National Youth Theatre.
In exchange for a donation to the Naked Heart Foundation guests also had the opportunity to spin the infamous Wheel of Fortune to win once in a lifetime prizes where, as always, the night’s favourite prize was a trip with Natalia Vodianova to her hometown Nizhny Novgorod to witness the work of the Naked Heart Foundation first hand.
The lucky winners were treated to delights including KASPERSKIAN “Caviar with Life” and Dom Pérignon champagne.
All the money raised at the 2018 event will go towards the charity’s programmes to develop a network of free support services for families of children with special needs and to create inclusive play facilities for children of all abilities.
Speaking at Roundhouse, Founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, Vodianova said:
“It’s been nearly 14 years since I founded Naked Heart Foundation. All the effort and hard work we have put into fundraising for the charity is made worthwhile when I see the impact on all the children that we support and their families. I continue to be eternally grateful to our sponsors, hosts and special guests who join us every year. I hope that they have as much fun at our Fabulous Fund Fair as the fun and happiness we bring back powered by our collective efforts. All the funds we’ve raised tonight are vital to continue our work in family support services and inclusive play facilities for children of all abilities.”
Naked Heart Foundation would like to thank everyone who helped to organise the London’s Fabulous Fund Fair and raise funds for our programmes. We would like to thank our games sponsors: Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Guerlain, Kilian, L’Oréal Paris, Louis Vuitton, Maxx Royal Resorts, Messika, Stella McCartney, Versace and all their wonderful hosts; as well as Warner Music Group, Veuve Clicquot, Dom Pérignon, Evelina Girling and Doni Fierro’s The London Cabaret Club and Andrey Bartenev.
We would also like to thank Timebased, Purple PR, Uberraum, BrandCap, as well as our amazing volunteers and friends of the Naked Heart Foundation.
Huge thanks to Zebedee Management, an inclusive agency that helps to increase the representation of people with disabilities within fashion, media and the arts.