I had the pleasure to donate a painting for the Invest in Futures Gala Diner 2008 which took place the 6th November. All the money raised in the auction will go to the Prince's Trust. The photo here shows the area I had during the reception to promote my lot.

Invest in Futures Gala Diner is the central fundraising event of the Prince's Trust, raising over £1 million every year to support the vital work of The Trust. This exclusive dinner is attended by leaders of the hedge fund and global finance communities as well as Prince’s Trust celebrity ambassadors.

The 30 lots in the silent auction included not only a portrait by me (lot 3) but also lots like a guitar signed by the Rolling Stones; a transatlantic crossing on board Queen Mary 2 for two; a signed lithograph by HRH The Prince of Wales; two kilograms of the World's Most Exclusive caviar (worth £6000) or meeting Donatella Versace at Milan's Fashion Week.

The live auction lots included amongst others: Flying with the Red Arrows and a stunning Asprey Necklace.