Charity Ball Guests Enjoy a Night at the Movies

Published on 2014-06-13

On the evening of the 24th May, over 530 guests gathered at the Pudong Shangri-la to attend the British Chamber Annual Charity Ball with this year’s theme of ‘A Night at the Movies’.

On the evening of the 24th May, over 530 guests gathered at the Pudong Shangri-la to attend the British Chamber Annual Charity Ball with this year’s theme of ‘A Night at the Movies’. Among the guests was a ‘star’ line-up including droogs, umpa lumpas, Robin Hood and his Merry Band of Thieves, the ever-elusive Jessica Rabbit as well as the Great Gatsby himself. Accompanied by a live performance from a young duet, the evening kicked off with a cocktail reception where guests mingled with the silver screen idols and took advantage of the Cinema backdrop for a photo opportunity.

Saturday Matinee

This year’s Charity Ball was packed with back-to-back live entertainment.

From the endearing memories of Children’s musicals to the skill and agility of a Kung Fu performance, from the gentle sounds of the Harp to the high energy dancing sounds of the live band, the guests were treated to 180 minutes of live entertainment.

Best Dressed Awards

This year’s Best Dressed Awards was a true ‘Clash of the Titans’, pitting the Matrix against Star Trek and Top Gun against Willy Wonka. However, the intimidating sight of FTI Consulting’s A Clockwork Orange pipped their competitors to the post to win the Best Dressed Table Award.

Though Roger Rabbit was nowhere to be seen, Jan McLure’s Jessica Rabbit took the Best Dressed Female Award and Ace Ventura scooped the Best Dressed Male Award.

Of course, the Charity Ball also provides a great opportunity to raise much needed funds to support Chamber projects in the community. This year, the Chamber was supporting two charity projects, the CereCare Wellness Centre for Children and The Library Project. There were certainly no Scrooges on the night and, thanks to the generosity of the guests, the Chamber is confident of achieving the RMB 250,000 total for the night.

This year’s ball was a great success and it will be the one to top next year when the Chamber celebrates its 100th Anniversary.

We’ll be back…

Photos from the night are available at our website now, follow the link here to revive your memory of the Night.

Charity Ball photo CDs are now available for sale at RMB 100 per disc with proceeds to charities. Please contact Lucy Ye at +86 21 6218 5022 ext. 20 or []( for purchase.

Some sound bites from the guests:

"It was a terrific event!"
- Richard King, Managing Director, North & Eastern China, Michael Page

"Our whole table (including guests) enjoyed the evening and are pleased you easily raised RMB250k for all the good causes. We look forward to returning next year! Thank you for hosting the biggest and the best pow-wow of the year in town!"
- Li Qiang, Managing Partner, O'Melveny & Myers Shanghai Office

"Congratulations on a great night Saturday, a superb ball, we had great fun!"
- Steve Lewis, Commercial Director, B&Q China

"Thank you Phil and the team for an incredible night – one of the best balls honestly!!"
- Julie O'Neill, APAC Platform Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Shanghai

The Chamber would like to thank the event sponsors for their support, including Platinum Sponsors Faithful+Gould and Weir Group; Gold Sponsors Standard Chartered Bank and Wellington College International Shanghai; Silver Sponsors O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Michael Page and Yew Chung International School of Shanghai; Beverage Sponsor Diageo. The Chamber would also like to extend thanks to all the in-kind sponsors for their contributions to the event.