While all of Great Britain was keen with the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to actress Meghan Markle, Northeast Florida’s own philanthropic celebrities turned out for the Royal Affair Gala, kicking off the 41st Anniversary Art & Antiques Show, themed “London Calling.”
This year’s gala was a return to the formal affair with full-length gowns and black tie, as patrons danced to melodies by the RiverTown Band.
Presented by the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the annual show featured nationally-acclaimed lecturers, internationally-recognized art and antiques dealers, the Opening Night Gala, and “Paddington at the Palace,” the Children’s Fashion Show, featuring current and former patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, followed by the “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.”
The show helps raise community awareness of Wolfson’s unique facility and fund state-of-the-art services, programs, equipment and facilities to provide the best health care for all children in the Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia region. The Women’s Board has raised more than $30 million for facilities, equipment and programs.
Published in the Resident Community News – San Marco Edition
January 2018, Volume 11, Issue 01