World Privilege Card Launches in London in October With Charity Gala Ball and Auction - Lots Include Places on a Commercial Space Flight With Sir Bob Geldof

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The Boomtown Rats headline with Alexandra Burke, Ruby Goe, John Lawton & Jan Dumee and ZAiiO in support of Arms Around The Child and The Milestone Foundation.

The Boomtown Rats and Alexandra Burke support an out-of-this-world World Privilege Card launch

Have you ever dreamt of going into Space? This out-of-this-world experience can become a reality at World Privilege Card’s First Annual Gala Ball & Auction on Saturday 5th October 2013 at the Natural History Museum, London, UK. The entire event is supporting two essential charity partners, Arms Around The Child and The Milestone Foundation’s The Passion Project and will be compèred by UK breakfast television’s, Mike Bushell. Event partners and sponsors include (alphabetically) Agelou Horse Racing, Aspen Jewelry and Watches, Aston Martin Racing, Carol Joy London, Lancelot Lancaster White, Pritch London, Silvia Campbell Shoes and The Kensington Hotel, amongst others.

This space-themed über-exclusive soirée will attract the crème de la crème of international Society and takes place at one of London’s landmark venues. Christie’s Arne Everwijn will oversee the grandiose auction on the night, including securing three seats on a Space Flight (via a commercial Space Flight of 100km) courtesy of one of the world leaders in this field, expected in early 2015.

The 5th October is also a milestone date as it is Sir Bob Geldof’s birthday as well as the launch of National Space Day, sponsored by World Privilege Card. Sir Bob and The Boomtown Rats have taken time out of their latest UK Tour, the first in 27 years, to perform at this ultimate event with a purpose.

According to Sir Bob Geldof:

“I am delighted that The Boomtown Rats have been invited to perform at one of London’s grand events.

“Having said that, being the ‘First Irishman in Space’ is not only a fantastic honor but pretty mind-blowing…The First Rock Astronaut – Space Rat! Elvis may have left the building but Bob Geldof will have left the Planet! Wild! Who would have thought it possible in my lifetime. I will be joined by a couple of fellow astronauts who will bid to participate in this extraordinary adventure on this amazing night. Thanks World Privilege Card and Partners”.

Co-founder of World Privilege Card, Erik M. Meijer, added:

“A lot of bulging black books have been used to bring together such a high profile and one-of-a-kind launch event this October. I am so grateful to my co-founder Linda Balzanella, the extended WPC team, to all artists and the two partner charities, for all working together and allowing this magic to happen both in 2013 and in the future. Please support our valued charity partners, to whom a minimum of 30 per cent of all ticket sales will be donated, as well as all auction proceeds from stunning lots including three Space Flights, a racing seat at the 24-hour Spa Race in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with two former F-1 drivers as your team mates, a one-of-a-kind Aspen One diamond-encrusted watch and bespoke Silvia Campbell shoes. Mind blowing”.

Alexandra Burke also commented:

“I am truly delighted to have been asked to perform at the first World Privilege Card Ball in support of Arms Around The Child and The Milestone Foundation this October in London. I am completely in awe of the amazing work being undertaken by Arms Around The Child to help change the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable orphans and street children afflicted by HIV and AIDS."

EVENT DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Date:        Saturday 5th October 2013
Time:        8pm til late (red carpet from 8pm)
Location:        Natural History Museum (Central Hall for dinner along with Dippy the
Resident Host Dinosaur) London SW7 UK
Dress Code:    Black Tie
Menu:        Space fantasy Dinner/Champagne Reception courtesy of Create Food
Entertainment:    The Boomtown Rats, Alexandra Burke, Ruby Goe, John Lawton & Jan Dumee and ZAiiO
Compere:            UK TV presenter, Mike Bushell
Speakers:            -European Director of Arms Around The Child – Ellie Milner

  •              -Trustee of the Milestone Foundation – Deborah White

            -Former professional footballer speaking for The Milestone Foundation – Paul Elliott CBE
Auction:              Lots include three Space flights (100km); a one-of-a-kind Aspen Jewelry and Watches’ diamond-encrusted watch; a racing seat at the 24-hour Spa race in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with two former F-1 drivers as your team mates; an exclusive three-day car valet; bespoke Silvia Campbell shoes and a Lancelot Lancaster White Luxury Poker Box, amongst other items. A silent auction will also be in place
VIP’s:        TBC
Ticket Price:    £600 per person with a minimum of 30 per cent being donated to Arms Around The Child and The Milestone Foundation’s The Passion Project
Booking:            http://www.spacedayevents.com

MEDIA
Contact:            Miranda Leslau – miranda leslau pr – miranda(at)mirandaleslau(dot)com – +44 (0)7912 644993
Pre-Event:            Pre-event interviews are ONLY available with ZAiiO and Ruby Goe. Sir Bob Geldof and Alexandra Burke are not doing pre-event interviews BUT Alexandra will be available on the night of the event, subject to approval. All media requests should go via the Event PR, Miranda Leslau. Sir Bob will not be able to do interviews on the night of the event
Photocall:    8pm sharp at the Natural History Museum, on 10/05/13 – pre-confirmation with Miranda Leslau is essential leading to Red Carpet (see below)
Red Carpet:    A list of expected VIP’s will be provided to all media for red carpet
One-to-Ones:    One to one interviews will be available to media, time permitting, on the night of 10/05/13. All media requests need to be pre-approved/accredited with Miranda Leslau
Official Photographer:    Lumley Pictures – Jamie Lumley.

World Privilege Card is the world’s newest and most exclusive members-only club. Spanning 18 countries and already with over 5,000 global partners, this new uber-elite membership group offers both day-to-day benefits as well as utterly extraordinary opportunities. Every guest attending World Privilege Card’s 1st Annual Charity Gala Ball on 5th October 2013 in London, UK, will be given a complimentary Platinum WPC card, courtesy of its founders, Erik M. Meijer and Linda Balzanella. http://www.worldprivilegecard.com

Arms Around The Child (http://www.armsaroundthechild.org) is the brainchild of the powerhouse behind The Red Hot Organization, Keep a Child Alive, Act V and Endgame, Ms Leigh Blake. This organization was founded to help change the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable orphans and street children affected by AIDS and HIV. The European Director of Arms Around The Child, Ellie Milner, has been an integral part of the core event planning team.

The second valued charity partner for this event is The Milestone Foundation that was founded to encourage young people to become responsible citizens by raising awareness of how their actions affect their lives and the lives of others. Proceeds from this event will specifically support The Passion Project (http://www.passionproject.co.uk), a social engagement project to help combat youth unemployment.

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All artists, event details and timings are subject to change at the discretion of the event organisers and their partners.

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