first_img Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp IF THE remaining doubters needed proof that the City has opened its arms wide to the talents and potential of the fairer sex, look no further. The Mansion House yesterday evening played host to hundreds of guests for the latest gala fundraiser for Lord Mayor Nick Anstee’s charity Appeal: a dinner specifically for the fathers and daughters of the City.Business and banking grandees thronging the ornate halls included Robert Swannell, newly-appointed as the incoming chairman of Marks & Spencer (the event’s main sponsor, though Swannell himself assured me that his presence there was mere coincidence and that he has not yet stepped out to officially represent the retailer for the first time). Completing the “supermarket sweep” were Sainsbury’s boss Justin King and his daughter Briony and Tesco’s Sir Terry Leahy with his daughter Katie; while the banking contingent was represented by a selection of the City’s most celebrated rainmakers, including Credit Suisse’s Russell Chambers and Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s co-head of corporate broking Mark Astaire. Astaire was joined at the event by his daughter Emma and former veteran colleague Matthew Greenburgh, who quit the City earlier this year to go back to university.MONEY MATTERSMany of the attendees were involved with planning the event, which committee members said was the original brainchild of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal chairman Donald Brydon, also chair of Royal Mail.On the committee were London Stock Exchange chairman Chris Gibson-Smith and Dame Clara Furse, the exchange’s former chief executive. “I’d urge you all to have a good look at the auction lots,” Furse told the guests as dinner was served. “Daughters, this really is the point at which you should take your fathers shopping…”None heeded that advice more soundly than Briony King, who managed to persuade father Justin to stump up a healthy £16,000 for a bespoke portrait of herself and her brother by painter Johnny Jonas. Also digging deep for a worthy cause – the charitable work of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Cricket Foundation – were Finsbury PR founder Roland Rudd, who bought a box for 18 at the O2 to see Shakira in concert; and Dame Clara and Robert Swannell, who snapped up work experience for their progenies at Deutsche Bank and the London Symphony Orchestra respectively.A DOLLAR A MINUTEAll that giving certainly did not disappoint the event organisers who managed to raise an astonishing £200,000 on the evening, net of expenses – in no small part thanks to the hard graft of master auctioneer Nick Bonham.Bonham kicked off the proceedings by auctioning off the highest-denomination banknote ever printed – 100 trillion dollars.“Of course, it’s worthless – they’re Zimbabwean dollars,” Bonham chuckled. The note eventually went for £2,000, a sterling feat indeed. center_img Monday 6 September 2010 8:19 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Share DAUGHTERS JOIN DADS FOR GALA FUNDRAISER Tags: NULLlast_img

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