At the auction arranged as part of the Churchill and Champagne event, to raise money for Bhola's Children, there was a great deal of excitement around the sale of a bottle of 1957 Chateau d'Yquem for £2,000. Chateau d'Yquem is one of the most revered chateau in Bordeaux.
The bottle itself has been kept in the London cellar of charity founder and chair, Dinah Wiener, who reluctantly entered it into the auction as she was so keen to raise money for the children in Bhola. The bottle was estimated to sell for £1000 but doubled the estimate with other keen bidders helping to drive the price up.
Dinah commented, “It is a lot of money for a bottle of wine but d'Yquem is world famous for a good reason and I truly hope the new lucky owner enjoys it. What excites me most is that every penny of the money raised will go towards improving the lives of our children in Bhola.”
Other auction lots included books donated by Churchill’s favourite cigar supplier J.J. Fox, an expertly skippered day of sailing around the Solent and a weeks luxury holiday on the French Riviera.
We would like to say a special thank you to our sponsors and donors who contributed to a truly memorable evening. The total amount raised for Bholas Children was just under £10,000.
Founder of Bhola's Children, Dinah Wiener thanks donors and sponsors
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