1. The 'Diamonds Are Forever' Ball

    By Athena Stamos on 2005-06-20

    The UK charity InterAct is arranging a James Bond themed event which will take place in only a few weeks time. The 007 theme of Diamonds are Forever will run throughout the event, including Bond cars at the entrance, a 007 ice sculpture from which guests can enjoy a drink of vodka and a white chocolate fountain to accompany the champagne reception.

    In addition to valet parking, fine dining with a three-course meal and complimentary wine, charity raffle, surprise guests, dancing, casino tables and live entertainment, guests will also have the chance to bid for some unusual auction items. From a Shirley Bassey signed disc of Diamonds Are Forever and a diamond necklace to a trip in the Capital Eye helicopter, the auction is certainly going to be a highlight of the evening.

    The Diamonds Are Forever Ball
    Friday, 8 July 2005
    £70 per person

    Radisson SAS Hotel London Stansted Airport
    Waltham Close
    London Stansted Airport
    CM24 1PP

    Currently InterAct only has a few tables left for this prestigious event so if you’d like to attend I’d suggest purchasing tickets right away by contacting Simone Robinson via Tel: 01245 608250 or email: [email protected].

    On booking their tickets guests receive detailed instructions about the evening from ‘M’ and are asked to contact Miss Moneypenny for dietary requirements etc. And apparently we are not allowed to take our ‘Q’ gadgets on to the dance floor!

    Some of our guests are senior business people who are entertaining clients at the event, while others are complete James Bond fanatics who cannot wait to meet the surprise guests we have lined up. We have also been contacted by a number of people who are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and even a work reunion!

    – Simone Robinson, Head of Fundraising at InterAct

    InterAct is an Essex based charity that works to enable local people with mental health problems or learning disabilities to transform their lives. The charity co-ordinates skills acquisition projects, social enterprises and circles of support and also sends recycled computers to Africa in order to help African people beat the poverty trap. Further information about the work of InterAct can be found on