On Wednesday 14th July, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted guests at Lancaster House for the finale event of CoExistence.
The night included a special outdoor screening of ‘The Year Earth Changed’, an Apple Original documentary produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit which features ones of our very own projects – Dulu Bora and his crop-planting initiative which is helping farmers and wild elephants coexist peacefully.
The screening was followed by spellbinding performances from Katherine Jenkins and Tom Odell, and a high-energy auction led by Lord Harry Dalmeny, UK Chairman of Sotheby’s.
£1.3m was raised during the live and silent auction which ran throughout the night and featured lots including light art piece ‘The Trees Will Riot’ by Robert Montgomery and a luxury holiday at Soneva Fushi.
The event also marked the launch of brand new fragrance from Headline Sponsor and luxury Italian perfume brand Xerjoff, with celebrity guests including Lily Cole and Gemma Collins photographed enjoying the luxury perfume. As part of Xerjoff’s ‘Spray to Help’ mission and produced exclusively for the campaign ‘CoExistence by Xerjoff’ was generously gifted to guests by Founder Sergio Momo who commented:
“We are delighted to support (alongside the CoExistence ambassadors and committee) both the Elephant Family and British Asian Trust charities, alongside the Coexistence initiative – raising awareness and essential funds for these important charities. To further our commitment and our continuing support we are donating proceeds of the sale of each Xerjoff exclusive CoExistance perfume, alongside our Spray to Help mission.”
Proceeds from the night and funds raised by the campaign which at time of writing total £1.3m will go towards conservation efforts that allow people and wildlife to live together more peacefully. Guided by in-country experts, strategies include the promotion of indigenous knowledge and values of tolerance to wildlife; use of technological solutions such as WhatsApp alerts to keep both animals and people safe in shared spaces;; and management of roads and railway lines to ensure wildlife can safely get across.
With thanks to our Auction Donors
A Starry Night in the Nilgiri Hills featured both a Live and Silent Auction which featured lots from some increidble brands to who we would like to extend our warmest thanks:
Alex Gore Browne
Angela Hartnett at Murano
Caesars Palace Dubai
David Morris – The London Jeweller
Eden Hotel, Rome
Fine Styling by Fleur McCrone
Fortnum & Mason
LOVE BRAND & Co.
Maclean & Bruce
Maison Margaux Ltd
My Wardrobe HQ
Pietro Simone Skincare
Rosewood Hotel Group
The European Nature Trust
The Thyme Hotel
Truefitt & Hill