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Grand Draw 2016/17 winners announced

£93,000 raised for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation to support all aspects of work of the Royal Opera House.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

15 November 2016 at 11.46am | 4 Comments

This year's Grand Draw winners have now been announced.

Together, we have raised over £93,000 for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation to support all aspects of work of the Royal Opera House: extraordinary performances, remarkable craftsmanship and inspiring learning and participation opportunities.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and made donations to help us raise these vital funds.

This year we had 25 wonderful prizes on offer, and our winners have been contacted. This year’s winners are:

1st prize: A week’s holiday at Hermitage Bay, Antigua: Ms Pegi Talfryn

Generously donated by Hermitage Bay

2nd prize: Two nights at The Savoy with tickets to The Royal Opera’s Madama Butterfly: Mr Peter Edwards

Generously donated by The Savoy and Company of Cooks

3rd prize: Two tickets for the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Finals at Wimbledon 2017: Miss A O’Kelly

Generously donated by Rolex

4th prize: Tickets to The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty with a night’s stay at The Bloomsbury: Mr John Purcell

Generously donated by The Bloomsbury

5th prize: Two-night stay at Borgo Egnazia, Italy: Mr Rob Murphy

Generously donated by Borgo Egnazia

6th prize: A unique Covent Garden experience with opera or ballet, dining and accommodation: Miss Evie Clifton

Generously donated by Cafe Murano and Radisson Blu Edwardian

7th prize: A bottle of Penfolds Grange 2011 (RRP £450): Lady Matilda Flaux

Generously donated by Penfolds

8th prize: A case of Chapel Down Rose Brut with tour and tasting session:

Ms Lyn Hoffman

Generously donated by Chapel Down

9th prize:: Dinner for four with cocktail on arrival at Polpetto: Ms S Daneshkhu

Generously donated by Polpetto

10th prize: Dinner for two to the value of £150 at Clos Maggiore: Morag Feeney Beaton

Generously donated by Clos Maggiore

11th prize: Dinner for two at any Hawksmoor steak restaurant: Mr Adrian Burley

Generously donated by Hawksmoor

12th prize: Weekend brunch for two with a glass of champagne at Les Deux Salons: Mrs A K Latimer

Generously donated by Les Deux Salons

13th prize: Dinner for two with wine selected by the sommelier at Opera Tavern: Mrs Sarah Craig

Generously donated by Opera Tavern

14th prize: Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien collection: Mr Martyn Pummell

Generously donated by Kenneth Green Associates

15th prize: Cartier La Panthère collection: Mr Mark Jenkins

Generously donated by Kenneth Green Associates 

16th prize: A selection of Givenchy beauty products: Mrs L Pohlmann

Generously donated by Givenchy Beauty

17th prize: L’Occitane beauty hamper: Mrs Patricia Brightwell

Generously donated by L’Occitane

18th prize: Sumptuous sets of Aēsop hand, body and skin care products: Mr Martin Haldane  

Generously donated by Aēsop

19th prize: A pair of Richard Ogden cufflinks, each face set with a single diamond: Miss Jane Jackson

Generously donated by Richard Ogden

20th prize: £500 to spend at British heritage brand Hawes & Curtis: Mr Nicholas Devine

Generously donated by Hawes & Curtis

21th prize: Harrods luxury hamper: Mr Ian Gibbs

Generously donated by Harrods

22th prize:A pair of Cocorose London ballerinas with accompanying leather and canvas tote bag featuring an image from The Royal Ballet archives: Mrs Josephine Haworth

Generously donated by Cocorose London

23th prize: The Cambridge Satchel Company leather satchel containing a HarperCollins Shakespeare book bundle: Mrs Joan Barwell

Generously donated by The Cambridge Satchel Company and HarperCollins

24th prize: A selection of stylish Habitat decorative items for the home: Mr Michel Haessler

Generously donated by Habitat

25th prize: A selection of Royal Opera House DVDs: Mrs Janet Gerrard

Generously donated by Opus Arte

We are very grateful to all prize sponsors for the Grand Draw. If you weren’t lucky this year then don’t worry, next year the Grand Draw will return with more wonderful prizes. To register your interest in next year’s draw or have any questions about our fundraising activities, please email Alice Macrae on

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

15 November 2016 at 11.46am

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged competition, fundraising, Grand Draw

This article has 4 comments

  1. lyn brodey responded on 23 November 2016 at 9:15am Reply

    Excellent such amazing talent and determination

  2. Emma Jones responded on 22 January 2017 at 9:48am Reply

    Combined passion + skilled artisans = Exceptional performance

  3. Celia Rycroft responded on 17 February 2017 at 4:47pm Reply

    Sad we didn't win anything !!

  4. Rebecca Jay responded on 17 February 2017 at 6:25pm Reply

    Congratulations to all the winners! We hope we might be lucky next time! :)

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