ATP World Tour tennis stars go full swing to raise more than £400,000 

Top men's tennis players Juan Martin Del Potro, Stanislas Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Richard Gasquet hit the red carpet on Saturday 2 November for the official Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Gala, at the Natural History Museum in London.

The event, supported by Moët & Chandon, raised £410,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

The Gala officially launched the 2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - the year end climax to the men's professional tennis season, to be played 4-11 November at The O2 - and raised vital funds for the new respiratory ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Now in its third year, this year's Gala brought the total raised for the charity to more than £1.2 million since 2011.

The evening was hosted by John Inverdale and Olivia Wayne and guests enjoyed exclusive performances from X Factor winner Matt Cardle and the AllStars Collective. An exclusive auction was held on the night, with lots including the chance to meet the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals champion and a rare gold-leaf Methuselah of Moët & Chandon signed by the players on the red carpet.

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Guests enjoyed a performance from Matt Cardle

Andre Silva, Tournament Director, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, said: "The Gala has been another terrific success, and a great way to welcome the world's best players to London ahead of next week's Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. 

"We're very proud to have helped raised more than £400,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity for a third consecutive year, and would like to thank all those who gave so generously on the night in support of such a worthy cause. We look forward to another spectacular season finale at The O2 over the next eight days."

Neal Donnelly, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity said: "We'd like to thank the ATP, Moët & Chandon and other event sponsors for their continued generosity. The money raised will go towards a much needed new respiratory ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital, providing state-of-the-art facilities to match the expertise of our medical teams and ensure that we can provide exceptional care to patients with complex respiratory disorders from across the UK."