The Sugarplum Dinner 2017 raises £750,000 for JDRF

We are extremely proud and excited to announce that the final Sugarplum Dinner, held on 14th November 2017 (World Diabetes Day) raised a staggering £750,000 for JDRF, taking the total raised by Sugarplum Children to £1.6m, which really will change the lives of all those brave little stars who live with this condition.

The dinner was a star-studded affair at London’s iconic V&A Museum, attended by 400 guests, including the Prime Minister, actors James Norton & Jeremy Irvine, all of whom live with the condition, as well as Jamie Dornan, Rafe Spall, Jack Savoretti and a who’s who of London’s poet players.

James Norton welcomed everyone to the breathtaking Raphael Galleries, before founder of Sugarplum Children, Jubie Wigan, spoke about her family’s battles with the illness, finishing with an Ode to Type 1, after which there was not a dry eye in the room.  The silent auction took place whilst guests enjoyed a delicious dinner cooked by Last Supper, and then followed the live auction with Chairman of Sotheby’s, Lord Harry Dalmeny.  The sought after lots included dinner with James Norton, a private concert with singer Jack Savoretti, and a week staying in the most luxurious house on exclusive island of Mustique.

Guests then partied until the early hours to DJ of the moment, Hugo Heathcote.  Jubie had always said she wanted to ‘go out’ with a bang – and she most certainly did!JDRF V&A 003IMG_9742IMG_8358JDRF V&A 019JDRF V&A 014JDRF V&A 081

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock (9222971ag) Theresa May, Jubie Wigan, Charlie Wigan, daughter Aliena and son Caius The Sugarplum Dinner 2017 at Victoria and Albert Museum,, London, UK - 14 Nov 2017


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