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Grand Draw 2016 Winners Announced

£54,000 of vital funds raised to support the work of the Royal Opera House.

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

26 February 2016 at 9.10am | 6 Comments

The winners of the Royal Opera House Grand Draw 2016 have now been announced.

Thank you very much to everyone who took part. By buying tickets and making donations, you have helped us to raise more than £54,000 of vital funds.

Each of our 35 wonderful and luxurious prizes have been generously donated, so every ticket bought directly supports our extraordinary work. We are very grateful for the support of the companies who have donated prizes.

This year’s prize winners are:

1st Prize Two-night stay for two people at The Bloomsbury Hotel with tickets to The Royal Opera’s La traviata generously donated by The Bloomsbury and Company of Cooks: Ms Anne Wakely

2nd Prize Weekend in Paris for two people with opera or ballet tickets generously donated by Opera in Style: Dr Sally Whittet

3rd Prize One-night stay for two people at the St. James’s Hotel and Club with tickets to The Royal Ballet’s Giselle generously donated by St. James’s Hotel and Club: Ms Susan Patterson

4th Prize Two-night stay for two at the Portrait Firenze generously donated by the Lungarno Collection: Mr Iain Jack

5th Prize Weekend stay for two at the Old Swan and Minster Mill, Cotswolds generously donated by the De Savary family: Mrs Georgina David

6th Prize Weekend stay for two at the Cary Arms, Devon generously donated by the De Savary family: Mr Colin Powell

7th Prize Marina Rinaldi shopping experience generously donated by Marina Rinaldi: Mr Chris Markham

8th Prize Gazelli Facial generously donated by Gazelli: Mr John Hammond

9th Prize Penfolds Grange 2011 generously donated by Penfolds: Mrs Veronica Taylor

10th Prize Harrods luxury hamper generously donated by Harrods: Miss Jane Parker

11th Prize Pair of handmade bags from The Cambridge Satchel Company generously donated by The Cambridge Satchel Company: Mr Nicholas Abrahams

12th Prize Case of Chapel Down Rose Brut generously donated by Chapel Down: Lord Aberdare

13th Prize L’Occitane luxury hamper generously donated by L'Occitane: Mrs Yvonne Cohen

14th Prize Dinner for two at Fera at Claridge’s generously donated by Claridge's: Mrs Lesley Reuben

15th Prize Dinner for two at the Opera Tavern generously donated by the Opera Tavern: Mrs S E J Hull

16th Prize Dining experience at Moti Mahal generously donated by Moti Mahal: Mr Richard Murdoch

17th Prize Geo F Trumper hamper generously donated by Geo F Trumper: Mr David Binney 

18th Prize Cocorose London shoes donated by Cocorose London: Mr Mark Siddle

19th Prize Cashmere wrap from Pepper & Mayne donated by Pepper & Mayne: Anonymous

20th Prize £250 Gift Card for the Electric Cinema donated by Soho House Group: Mrs PM Edwards

21st Prize Lunch or dinner at Polpo on Maiden Lane generously donated by Mishkins: Anonymous

22nd Prize Two tickets to Ann Hallenburg at the Wigmore Hall generously donated by Classical Opera: Mr and Mrs Fowell

23rd Prize Live cinema broadcast tickets generously donated by Royal Opera House Enterprises: Anonymous

24th Prize Habitat pamper kit generously donated by Habitat: Lady Chaplin

25th Prize Royal Ballet DVDs generously donated by Opus Arte: Major Michael Wills

26th Prize Royal Opera DVDs generously donated by Opus Arte: Mrs Edith Lucas

27th Prize Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet book generously donated by Oberon books: Anonymous

28th and 29th Prize Elie Saab box set generously donated by Kenneth Green Associates: Ms Louise Hourigan and Ms M J Davies

30th Prize L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme box set generously donated by Kenneth Green Associates: Mr Graham Hill

31th to 35th Prize Ballet Spectacular DVD and book set generously donated by Carlton Books (book) and Opus Arte (DVD Set): Mrs Sarah Berry, Mr Edward Bray, Mrs Lesley Christiansen, Miss J L Mayhew, Mr P E Fudge

If you weren’t lucky this year then don’t worry - next year the Grand Draw will return with more wonderful prizes.

If you would like to register your interest in next year’s draw or have any questions about our fundraising activities, please email Alice Macrae on

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

26 February 2016 at 9.10am

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged competition, Grand Draw 2016, winners

This article has 6 comments

  1. Sophie Ibbs responded on 26 February 2016 at 6:40pm Reply

    Well done for raising such a great total. We enjoy so many ballet and opera productions and look forward to seeing the renovations.

  2. Elizabeth Swift responded on 26 February 2016 at 8:25pm Reply

    When do you commence assembling prizes. I might donate a piece of sculpture if that interests you. Depends on work flow & your cut-off time!

  3. Peter Thomas responded on 27 February 2016 at 12:00am Reply

    I congratulate all draw winners.
    My only comment to those who wish to
    remain anonymous is that if all winners
    selected that option, the draw would be
    meaningless. In all likelihood it would not achieve its objective.

    I am in favour of disclosure of the names of all winners for the sake of the draw's success.

  4. Yes, a bit of a spoil sport if all you do is say you're 'anonymous'. It would make the drawing meaningless. It's not the Lottery, and surely those who won a cashmere wrap or something similar as not going to get hounded as being rich!!

  5. James Cartwright responded on 1 March 2016 at 1:43pm Reply

    Congratulations to all the winners.
    However to respond to the previous post, the success of the draw is not dependant upon the choice to remain anonymous or not. The two things are not correlated.
    The freedom to swing your stick ends where the noses of the anonymous winners begin. They chose anonymity and we should all respect that.

  6. Olivia responded on 1 March 2016 at 2:11pm Reply

    Congratulations to all that won a prize! Look forward to next year's Grand Draw!

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