Earlier this week The Roundhouse, north London, was transformed into a tennis themed gala dinner, to mark a spectacular fundraising evening in aid of the Novak Djokovic Foundation.
The inaugural London gala raised over 1 million pounds to support disadvantaged children in Serbia.
It was attended by Event Chairs, Kate Hudson, Naomi Campbell, Boris Becker, and Goldie Hawn, and Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, who was recently announced as the charity’s Global Ambassador. Milutin Gatsby, the charity’s Global Fundraising Chairman also graced the green and white carpet at the star-studded event.
Among the 300 guests were Sir Richard Branson, Gerard Butler, Tim Henman, Ronnie Wood, Erin O’Connor, Jeremy Piven, Branislav Ivanovic, Jonathan Ross, Ladies Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli, Tim Henman and Matt Bellamy.
I am delighted to be joined this evening by friends and family to support a cause which is so close to my heart. The Foundation works alongside young children in Serbia to provide support, encouragement and resources so they can fulfil and nurture their dreams. With the help of such generous people, our vision is to expand our work to the UK and America and transform the lives of more children around the world. – Novak
Demonstrating the Foundation’s worldwide support from Novak’s circle of friends involved in fashion, sport, music, entertainment and business, auction prizes included a money-can’t-buy yacht getaway with Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, a signed guitar by Ronnie Wood and a seven day holiday at Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker, situated in the British Virgin Islands.
The Novak Djokovic Foundation’s mission is to alleviate the suffering of children whether from the lack of nutrition, education, from illness, or loss of family by providing necessary supplies and services to both communities and individuals.