Our inaugural Royal Brompton Christmas Gift Fair played host to more than 35 independent stallholders selling local and luxurious products that drew in festive shoppers along the King’s Road.

Among them were Paxton and Whitfield Cheesemongers selling artisan cheeses and chutneys, New Hall Lavender, selling beautifully fragrant moisturisers, Bethlehem Baubles, offering delicate hand-blown tree decorations from Jerusalem and CozyGlo, selling adorable nightlights for children. There was also cashmere by Susie Pringle and Wyse Cashmere, gorgeous candles and home ware by LilouetLoic, English sparkling wine by Wiston Estate and stunning jewellery from SJP Jewellery, among others!

All of our unique stallholders donated 10% of their sales to our Charity. We’d like to say a huge thank you to them, and to all of the   shoppers who dropped in. With their help, we managed to   raise an impressive £3,500

But there was no time to rest, as the room was transformed from shopper’s paradise into the perfect quizzing venue.

The Brompton Quiz, another first for the Charity, welcomed 170 keen contesters for a lively   evening of facts, food and friendly competition among teams comprising surgeons, nurses and doctors, Charity staff and even a few famous faces. 

The brilliantly quick-witted Clive Anderson was our fantastic quizmaster, firing off some seriously tough questions. A particular highlight was the stunning live piano round performed by pianist Jeremy Limb. Jeremy managed to transform Britney Spears’ hit ‘Baby one more time’ into a classical masterpiece, making identifying it much harder than you might think! 

A delicious dinner of Jago’s of Chelsea sausages provided by our caterers Edible Food Design was served after the third round, providing much-needed sustenance for the tricky questions ahead.

Thank you to everyone who joined us, and to Clive Anderson and Jeremy Limb for making the evening unique. Huge thanks, also, to Richard Warren for crafting such an original and dynamic quiz for the Charity. Finally, well done to the winning team, Wit’s End!

The evening raised a whopping £10,000.

Together, these funds will help families affected by genetic conditions by giving them the knowledge they need to help them treat and beat life-limiting disease.