Linzi Stoppard performs for British Red Cross Gala
Electric violinists FUSE are set to perform at the British Red Cross International Fundraising
Committee Gala Ball tomorrow (10 June). Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee (FUSE) will perform
exerpts from their eagerly awaited debut album.
Guests will attend a reception and dinner at one of a selection of Ambassadors’ residences before
being taken to the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill Hotel for entertainment, dancing and the
chance to bid for exclusive and unattainable items at an auction, which will raise money for the
international life-saving work of the British Red Cross.
The theme this year is ‘A
Celebration of Life’ and the
gala ball will bring together
influential people from
across the world. Confirmed
guests include Anne
Robinson, Sir Trevor Nunn
and European Royals.
FUSE are duo Linzi
of Sir Tom Stoppard) and
Ben Lee, the most
innovative and in demand
string act for a generation.
FUSE began 2009 as the act
opening for the New Year's Day London Parade immediately after the Queen's New Year message.
Their performance was broadcast to more than 300 million viewers on 750 international TV stations
around the world. Comedian Omid Djalili is acclaimed as one of Britain’s funniest stand-up
comedians as has also appeared in films including ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Gladiator’. Their
breakthrough album will be released later this year.
This year’s auction prizes include a glamorous stay in Paris, including tickets to the Christian
Lacroix Haute Couture show at Paris fashion week in July and a weekend for four touring the
glories of the Veneto in Italy with television presenter and architect expert Francesco da Mosto.
Guests are due to arrive at the Hyatt
Regency London The Churchill Hotel, 30
Portman Square, London W1H 7BH from
All money raised from the Gala Ball will
fund the vital work of the British Red
Cross in the UK and around the world,
which recently has included aid work in
Darfur, relief efforts for the thousands of
people affected by cholera and food
shortages in Zimbabwe and fund-raising
for those affected by the Italian
earthquake and Australian bushfires.
Notes to editors
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a
global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in
their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with
British Red Cross contact:
+44(0)207 877 7463 / email: LHinks@redcross.org.uk