Little Britain and Tracey Emin raise funds for THT

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The Lighthouse Gala Auction raised more than £200,000 for HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust on Monday night.

A walk on part in Little Britain USA raised £9,000 and Tracey Emin’s neon ‘I promise to love you’ raised £26,000.

Tony Blair’s last party conference speech as Prime Minister made £4,200.

Now in its 12th year the auction, sponsored by Barclays, was attended by high profile supporters including Claudia Winkleman, Brian Paddick, Tina Hobley and Gaby Roslin.

Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing performed on the night and offered a private dance lesson as one of the lots.

A shopping trip with Joan Collins went for £3,500.

Debbie Holmes, Director of Fundraising at Terrence Higgins Trust said:

“We’re delighted the auction was such a success.

“The atmosphere in the auction room was electric and our supporters really dug deep.

“We’d like to thank everyone involved.

“The money raised will make a huge difference to our work, supporting people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.”