Dermot O’Leary day to be auctioned for Terrence Higgins Trust

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A day’s fishing and cooking with Dermot O’Leary is among the auction lots being offered by Terrence Higgins Trust.

The winning bidder will cook up the catch of the day in O’Leary’s Brighton restaurant Fishy Fishy.

Proceeds from the Lighthouse Gala Auction at Christie’s London on 17 March will go to the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity.

Sponsored by Prudential, the event sees an exciting range of items and ‘money can’t buy’ experiences including dinner at The Goring with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.

A black cab tour of Fleet Street with Janet Street-Porter will also go under the hammer to raise funds.

This year, the auction will include stunning artworks by Tracey Emin (who has donated one of her famous neons), Antony Gormley, Alison Jackson, Michael Craig Martin, and Rachel Whiteread.

Luxury holidays to Los Angeles and the Maldives, a supporting artist role in the final series of Poirot, and a private screening of the new James Bond movie Skyfall on the same night as its London premiere are just a few of the other lots on offer.

Since its launch in 1997, the annual event has raised over £2 million for Terrence Higgins Trust and is one of the highlights of London’s social calendar. It has attracted celebrity supporters including Tracey Emin, Neve Campbell, Jerry Hall, Tamara Ecclestone, Joan Rivers, and Jasmine Guinness.