I'm delighted to inform you that my painting went for £7500. All the money will go to support the vital work of the Prince's Trust and I'm so happy to return the help that they gave me 3 years ago!!

I'm still to know who was so generous but no doubt I'll have to paint him or her the nicest portrait ever!!

Thank you for all those people you attended the event and whose generosity will enable The Trust to help change the lives of over 800 disadvantaged young people – an astonishing achievement.

The painting here, Carolina, was used in the catalogue for this year's Invest in Futures Gala Diner 2008.