We are delighted to announce that the evening of Food, Fun and Friendship at Eton College’s Olympic rowing venue, Dorney Lake on Thursday March 2nd raised over £85,200.

Well-known Michelin Star chef, Paul Rankin, created the menu for the evening and guests were treated to a feast of seasonal food.

The evening started with a reception of the finest English Sparkling wine very generously donated by Nyetimber. Musicians from Eton College entertained guests with jazz and acapela singing by The Incognitos.

The 250 guests included the Horatio’s Garden designers, James Alexander-Sinclair and Joe Swift, along with Charity Patrons and supporters.

Guests bidded so generously in the live auction and silent auction which raised a fantastic amount. The lots which were all been donated can be seen here.

To see photos of the evening in full click here to see our gallery

The wonderful Jack Mannings took the stage to talk about his relationship with Horatio’s Garden, watch below to hear Jack’s amazing story. 


The funds raised on the evening have enabled the capital appeal to be completed for Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville and building work will now start this summer.

We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed and helped to make the event so successful.

Photo credit: Joshua Humphrey