Charity

We will be running our charity art auction as part of the 2017 program , with the proceeds going to our selected charity: The Foundling Museum.

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We are really delighted with the return of Antiques expert and TV personality Raj Bisram as our charity art auctioneer.

The 2017 Charity Auction will start at 2pm, with proceed going to The Foundling Museum.

About The Charity

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About The Foundling Museum
The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, London’s first home for abandoned children, and of three major figures in British history: its campaigning founder the philanthropist Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. The Museum’s nationally-important collections are housed in a restored and refurbished building adjacent to the original site of the Hospital, which is now Coram Fields children’s playground near Russell Square.

As well as displays and artefacts relating to the lives of the foundlings themselves, the Museum holds the Foundling Hospital Art Collection, a remarkable Collection of eighteenth century paintings and sculptures donated by artists, which made the Hospital England’s first public art gallery. The Museum is also home to the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the largest privately-owned collection of Handel memorabilia, which reflects the Hospital’s early links with the composer George Frideric Handel, who performed benefit concerts in the Hospital’s Chapel.