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International Animal Rescue Saving animals from suffering around the world

IAR "Rescue Me" Fundraiser with Special Guest Apollo XI Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin and Alan Knight

On Thursday 5 September VIP supporters of International Animal Rescue, led by special guest Dr. Buzz Aldrin, gathered at London’s exclusive George Club to raise funds to support our vital work saving the lives of suffering animals around the world. 

Dr Aldrin was joined by IAR patron Bill Bailey, Richard Caring, Steven Berkoff and many more VIP guests who supported the sparkling event generously and enthusiastically.

Close to £25,000 was raised on the night through ticket sales and an auction hosted brilliantly by Lord Harry Dalmeny from Sotheby’s.  

Our thanks go to Caroline Curtis Dolby and her wonderful Committee for organising such a successful and memorable event. Special thanks too to Carolin Rist at George for all her support.

Very grateful thanks also to Sponsors Mint, Sotheby’s and George, and all who generously donated Lots for the auction, including:  Richard Caring, Robert Fox, The Ivy, Hasselblad, Jensen Button and McClaren F1, Corinthia Hotel, Blakes Hotel, Haymarket Hotel, Limewood Hotel, Laura Harold, Cornelius and Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Michael Rosenfeld, Baroness Soujata Devaris, Jane Villiers, Jessica McCormack, Kate Lenahan, England Cricket Team, Andrew Strauss, Rossano Feretti, 45 Park Lane, Quentin Blake, Charter Harley St, Mandy Saligari, Dr Arial Haus, Glen Atchison, Harbottle & Lewis, Working Title Films and ME Hotels and Resorts. 

IAR Chief Executive Alan Knight said: “I can’t thank everyone enough who was involved in putting the event together. Not only did everyone have a wonderful time and enjoy the champagne and delicious canapés laid on by the team at George, the evening also raised a fantastic sum of money towards our work helping animals in need. I think I can safely say a great time was had by all, producing a great result!”