We were blessed this year with flawless weather for the annual high tea. Guests were able to meet the new Consul General Edward Hobart and his wife, Susie, as well as Rev. Dr. Paul Burt and his wife, Miriam. The day started off with Young Roge entertaining us with some jazz tunes. Then Cara Rogers performed some of her best jazz ballards. The highlight of the tea, besides the wonderful food from the Radisson Blu and beverages from MMI and A&E, was the auctioneer, Mick Todd. He was brillant at getting the best possible prices for the live auction items and having a really fun time doing it! All of the guests throughly enjoyed his talent at getting them to spend loads of money for a worthy cause while making it all seem so much fun and painless! The British Navy were out in full force by assisting The Angel Appeal with their persuasive skills at encouraging people to participate in the raffle. Who can turn down a Navy man! They became the most photographed people at the high tea. Our Platinum Sponsor was Emirates Airline with two First Class tickets to the UK with hotel stays at the Jumeirah Lowndes and Jumeirah Carlton Tower. MMI was our gold sponsor. Many thanks to all of the sponsors and donors of the many fabulous prizes including: Marsh Marine and Brit Underwriting for a cricket bat signed by the England team, Al Maha, Le Meridien Al Aqah, A&E for the Pimms, Dubai Duty Free, Rmal Hospitality for gifts from Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Trader Vic's, Frankie's, Marco Pierre White Wheeler's of St. James, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, NTDE, Candella, Sisters, JW Marriott Marquis and many others. Finally, a thanks to Lime Tree Cafe for their delicious give away as guests left with some tasty scones. The best part is that we raised close to AED 200,000 for the Flying Angel. And this would not have been possible without the sponsors and supporters and everyone who attended and enjoyed themselves. Look forward to seeing you all next year!