F1® Party: drivers and celebrities raise an impressive £320,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

On Wednesday 26 June, the F1® Party, supported by Pirelli, celebrated the official launch of the 2013 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX raising over £320,000 in vital funds for a new state-of-the-art surgery centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Members of the Formula 1 community, including F1® drivers and celebrities came together at Old Billingsgate, for the ninth F1® Party in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Thanks to supporting sponsor Pirelli, without whom the F1® Party would not have been possible.   

Star-studded guest list

The event was hosted by the Charity’s Patrons Tess Daly and Vernon Kay, who were joined by a whole host of celebrity party-goers including fashion designer Julien Macdonald, former Olympic champion Duncan Goodhew MBE and TV presenter Suzi Perry.

Guests were also treated to entertainment from Brit award-winning artist James Morrison and Smooth Radio DJ Emma B, and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) patient Kirsteen Lupton gave a heartfelt and inspiring speech about her experience at the hospital.

Our partnership with F1®

F1 party 2013 - James Morrison
James Morrison

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is the official charity of the FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX. Since 2005, the relationship with the F1 ® community has raised in excess of £3 million towards the hospital’s much-needed redevelopment.

In addition to the vital funds raised, each year many of the hospital’s patients are invited to enjoy the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone, meet their F1 ® heroes and watch the drama unfold trackside. This weekend, a small group of Great Ormond Street Hospital patients fanatical about F1 ® will be Bernie Ecclestone’s VIP ‘Access All Areas’ guests at the 2013 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX.