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Each year, music superstar Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish, put on the White Tie and Tiara Ball at their home. A truly glamorous shindig, it also serves another significant purpose, that being to raise money, via auction for the Elton John Aids Foundation, one of the largest charities of its kind in the world.
This year, not to be outdone by one of Sir John’s outfits, Audi donated a chrome finished V10 engined R8 Spyder in an effort to raise record bids for the foundation. “Sir Elton John’s fundraising ball really is a golden ticket event that is as glamorous as it is hugely effective in fundraising terms,” declared Jeremy Hicks, Director of Audi UK. “We are delighted, and enormously proud, to support it with the donation of what is arguably our most fittingly glamorous model.” Fair comment.
The June 23rd White Tie and Tiara Ball is the 13th annual event of its kind and the fundraising auction has been supported by Audi in various forms for the past eight years. Question is, can they top this feat in 2012?