The Frontline Club Tenth Anniversary Members’ Party 2013 Charity Auction

December 4, 2013

On 5 December we will be celebrating the Frontline Club’s tenth birthday at our annual members’ party. During the evening we will be raising money for the Frontline Fund, a special project launched in 2007 to raise money for the families of fixers killed or injured around the world while working with the international media.

Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith will be auctioneer for the evening, so make sure you bring your chequebooks for a chance to bag some of the following prizes!

Beefeater GinFor you and three friends, win a VIP visit to the new “Beefeater London – the Home of Gin”.
This will be London’s first gin visitor centre due to open in 2014 at the Beefeater distillery in Kennington. The visit includes a personal tour by the master distiller himself, a behind the scenes visit to the actual stills and secret stores of botanicals, and finally the inner sanctum of the Montford Bar – the distillery’s private cocktail bar for a private sampling of Beefeater’s range of award-winning gins in cocktail format. Complimentary goody bag to take away.

Afghanistan_fotoA copy of Afghanistan – A Distant War signed by Robert Nickelsberg and a print of one of the photographs.
A stunning collection of Nickelsberg’s photography – it’s a moving and indispensable book that captures the whole sweep of the country’s tumultuous modern history. Nickelsberg is also kindly donating a 11″x14″ print from the book.

A signed 16″x12″ print by Gary Knight.
The winner may choose any photograph from Gary Knight’s website: Reserve £300.


Jude armchair in white sand pure Belgian linen from

Width: 59cm
Height: 80cm
Depth: 108cm
Frame: Solid beech
(Collection to be arranged from their warehouse in Hayes.)

A weekend for two at the Frontline Club, including a three-course dinner in the restaurant on Saturday night.
Enjoy a weekend of wining and dining at the Frontline Club.

A year’s subscription to two fantastic magazines: ProspectGranta.Prospect + Granta
is Britain’s leading monthly current and foreign affairs magazine. The magazine was the only independent media organisation to win a prize at this years Foreign Press Association Awards. A subscription to Prospect also allows you to attend our exclusive reader events for a year – 2013 highlights included William Hague, Michael Sandel, Simon Schama and Jeremy Paxman.
Granta is a magazine of new writing, showcasing the best in fiction, reportage, memoir, photography and poetry. 

Potentino_vinesA weekend stay at Castello di Potentino in Tuscany, Italy.
Kindly donated by Alexander Greene, the stay includes three nights for two couples at this idyllic and ancient castle nestled in an unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany. Potentino is a family home, and working wine and olive oil estate. The offer includes breakfast, wine tasting and dinner. Transfers and flights not included.

simpson_thumbLunch with John Simpson at the Frontline Club.
Sit down for lunch with the BBC’s renowned world affairs editor John Simpson. With a career that has spanned nearly half a century I am sure you will find plenty to talk about.


Gandamack LodgeA stay at Gandamack Lodge, Kabul, Afghanistan and a much sought-after Gandamack Lodge teapot.
Named after the legendary and fictional 19th century character Harry Flashman, and once home to Osama bin Laden, Gandamack is surely THE place to stay in Kabul. Courtesy of Peter Jouvenal.





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