The Prince’s Trust’s Grand Prix charity ball

Dinner, live music and an auction amid a showcase of rare F1 cars

Ayrton Senna steers his Toleman TG-184-2 at the Monaco Grand Prix
Ayrton Senna steers his Toleman TG-184-2 at the Monaco Grand Prix

The Prince’s Trust is gearing up for a motorsport-inspired charity ball, to be held in July at London’s Artillery Garden. Coinciding with the start of the British Grand Prix, the black-tie event will feature a showcase of some of the world’s rarest Formula One cars – from Ayrton Senna’s 1984 Toleman (pictured) to Michael Schumacher’s Benetton, the trusty wheels that carried him to his first Grand Prix win in 1994.

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Guests will be treated to a three-course meal and live music (including a performance from Eddie Jordan’s rock band Eddie & The Robbers) before the gavel is raised on racing-related lots. Thirty per cent of the event’s profits will go to The Prince’s Trust, with an expected donation of £100,000. Currently three out of four young people helped by the trust move into work, education or training.

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