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Grand Draw 2015 winners announced

£65,000 of vital funds raised to help stage Royal Opera House productions.

By Sacha Glasgow-Smith (Fundraising Campaigns and Communications Manager)

10 February 2015 at 10.22am | Comment on this article

Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation Grand Draw. Almost 3,000 people bought at least one ticket or made a donation, helping us raise over £65,000. This vital income will help us continue to present extraordinary performances, remarkable craftsmanship and inspiring learning and participation projects. Every £2 ticket bought could provide four pieces of chalk or hook and eye fastenings or 200 safety pins for the Costume Department to use in one of our outstanding productions.

We are also very grateful to the many companies who donated prizes for the Grand Draw. This year’s winners and prizes are as follows:

  • 1st prize: A two-night stay for two people in a stunning penthouse at the Corinthia Hotel London along with dinner in the Royal Retiring Room and Royal Box tickets to The Royal Opera’s Madama Butterfly on Saturday 28th March for up to four guests: won by Miss Elizabeth Crowther OBE
  • 2nd prize: Two nights at The Savoy with tickets to The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake on Saturday 21st March in the Donald Gordon Grand Tier: won by Mrs Amanda Myers
  • 3rd prize: European weekend opera break for two including flights, accommodation and Opera tickets.  Take your pick between Budapest and Prague: won by Ms Denise Ryan
  • 4th prize: Weekend stay at the Cary Arms, Devon including breakfast and two one-hour Yon-ka prescription spa treatments: won by Ms Mary Stylianou
  • 5th prize: Country retreat at the Old Swan & Minster Mill, the Cotswolds including breakfast, a full day’s fishing and a relaxing massage: won by anonymous
  • 6th prize: One night stay at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London with dinner and breakfast: won by Ms Sonia Suarez
  • 7th prize: One-night break at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street hotel including dinner for two: won by anonymous
  • 8th prize: Diamond-set enamelled silver cufflinks: won by anonymous
  • 9th prize: Luxury Gazelli spa treatment and skincare set: won by Mrs Luise Watson
  • 10th prize: Luxury hamper from Harrods: won by Mrs Julie Jennings
  • 11th prize: A case of Chapel Down Rose Brut with tour and tasting session: won by Mrs U J Chapple
  • 12th prize: Champagne tea for two at the Royal Opera House: won by Roxana Anastasiou
  • 13th prize: Luxury beauty hamper from L’Occitane: won by Ms Louise Hourigan
  • 14th prize: Private tea tour exploring the Tregothnan tea estate in Cornwall and afternoon tea: won by anonymous
  • 15th prize: A pair of pointe shoes signed by Royal Ballet dancers: won by Mr Appleyard
  • 16th prize: Royal Opera House private backstage tour: won by Mrs C James
  • 17th prize: Two pairs of Cocorose London shoes: won by Miss M E Jones
  • 18th prize: Five Royal Ballet/Opus Arte DVDs: won by Mr C Whitehouse
  • 19th prize: Five Royal Opera/Opus Arte DVDs: won by Ms L Pavitt
  • 20th prize: Live Cinema broadcast tickets: won by Ms Marion Kerr
  • 21st prize: His and Hers Bulgari fragrance set: won by Mr Erik Britton
  • 22nd prize: Voyage D’Hermès fragrance set: won by Mrs Marion West
  • 23rd prize: L’Atelier de Givenchy fragrance: won by anonymous
  • 24th prize: Issey Miyake fragrance set: won by Mrs Tracy Gribble
  • 25th prize: Subscription to Country Life magazine: won by Mrs B G Smith.

If you would like to register your interest in next year’s draw, please email

By Sacha Glasgow-Smith (Fundraising Campaigns and Communications Manager)

10 February 2015 at 10.22am

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged competition, Grand Draw, prizes, Support

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