Tom Odell

[Tom Odell]

Last night saw the fourth annual Fayre of St James’s bring together British icons, Tom Odell, Brian Blessed, Matthew Macfadyen, Sophie Winkleman, Laura Wright and The London Community Gospel Choir, to create a magical concert in the beautiful setting of St James’s Church.

Brian Blessed

[Lord Mayor of Westminster, Brian Blessed and Alison Nimmo]

In partnership with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Quintessentially Foundation and The Crown Estate, once again welcomed 500 Londoners, VIPs and St James’s residents for an unforgettable night of Christmas cheer, all in aid of children’s charity Rays of Sunshine.

Ben Elliot

[Ben Elliot]

Seen enjoying the evening of carols, live performances and festive readings were Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on behalf of Cheryl’s Trust, Lord Frederick Windsor, Ben & Mary-Clare Elliot, Emma McQuiston and Natalie Coyle.

[Lord Frederick Windsor]

Following the concert, guests flocked to the Nyetimber bus in Jermyn Street for a glass of their finest English sparkling wine and gathered together for the switch on of the Christmas lights by the legendary Brian Blessed.

The Overtones

[The Overtones]

Ending the night in style guests headed to Quaglino’s for a Christmas celebration with cocktails and a special performance by The Overtones, ahead of the launch of their new Christmas album, Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas.

[Cheryl Fernandez-Versini]

At Quaglinos guests nibbled on sumptuous canapés including smoked salmon blinis, spiced fig Coxton Manor Goat’s tarts and mini beef burgers.

[Matthew Macfayden]

Throughout the evening, guests were invited to take part in a silent auction with amazing prizes including, a Maldives Retreat for 4, Afternoon Tea at The Ritz with Stephen Fry and a weekend with a stunning Ferrari California T.

[Emma McQuiston and Mark-Francis Vandelli]

The evening raised a total of £210,000, with all proceeds going to Rays of Sunshine.