Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Gala raises £400,000
3 November 2012
On Saturday 3 November top men's tennis players Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin Del Potro, Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga were joined by a host of celebrities at the official Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Gala, at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
GOSH patient Sam meets Andy Murray
The event, supported by Moet & Chandon, raised over £400,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
The gala officially launched the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - the year-end climax to the men's professional tennis season, to be played 5 - 12 November at the O2 - and raised vital funds for the new respiratory ward at the hospital.
Roger Federer said: "It's great to be all together, in one place, for one cause, and that's the Great Ormond Street Hospital tonight. I'm happy that we're hopefully going to be able to raise a lot of money for the many kids that need it. I'm thrilled to be here tonight for a great cause.”
This year's finalists (image courtesy of Red Photographic Ltd)
The glamorous event was hosted by Kirsty Gallacher and Dan Lobb and guests enjoyed an exclusive performance from Brit and MOBO award winner Lemar and a DJ set from Emma B. Celebrity guests included Oliver Phelps, Lewis Moody, Duncan Goodhew and Paul Sampson.
An exclusive auction was held on the night, with lots of prizes available including a rare gold-leaf Methuselah of Moet & Chandon champagne signed by the world's top tennis players, VIP tickets to the 2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2, a unique Hamilton & Inches pendant inspired by Disney Pixar's Brave and a Nissan VIP experience at the Dubai 24 Hour Race.
A few lucky guests also donated generously to have their photos taken on stage with the players.