The Crystal Ball

The Children with AIDS Charity was set up in 1992 to help the youngest of those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS maintain a good quality of life. It is a national UK charity with the aim of working towards a future without poverty or prejudice for these children and their families.

CWAC has three main ways of helping children and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. They provide direct financial support through a hardship and respite fund, assistance with transport and transport costs and aim to educate people about the disease and how to prevent its spread. Pollyanna was very pleased to be invited to help the charity celebrate their 15th (crystal) anniversary at a Crystal Ball at The Dorchester Hotel, London on 29 September.

The glittering evening included a spectacular designer fashion show with crystal themed outfits made especially for the event by designers such as Amanda Wakeley, Paul Costelloe, Lindka Ceirach, Anya Hindmarch, Allegra Hicks, Ben de Lisi, Gharani Strok and Versace. The fashion show was hosted by TV presenter Philip Schofield, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor provided the entertainment, and talk show host Clive Anderson (pictured above with Pollyanna) was hilarious as the official auctioneer. Danielle Lloyd appeared as a celebrity model – and also spotted on the evening were tennis star Greg Rusedski and his wife Lucy.