The Official F1 Party

(2nd July, LONDON)

BRITISH F1™ DRIVERS FLOCK TO EXCLUSIVE N*E*R*D CHARITY GIG

Pharrell  Williams  with  band  N*E*R*D  will  play  a  private  gig  at  The  F1™ Party in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The party is being  held  at  London’s  legendary  Bloomsbury  Ballroom  on  Wednesday  2 July  to  celebrate  the  official  launch  of  the  2008     

Formula  1™  Santander British Grand Prix. Pharrell   and   fellow   band   members   are   taking   time   out   of   their   hectic European schedule to entertain Formula 1’s finest, including Lewis Hamilton, Jenson  Button  and  David  Coulthard  at  an  evening  of  fast  cars  and  serious glamour, which also features a set from Basement Jaxx.

Bernie Ecclestone: “We  have  forged  a  unique  and  successful  relationship  with  Great  Ormond Street   Hospital   which   draws   support  from  across  all  the  Formula  One community.  By  exchanging  best-practice  techniques  with  the  surgeons  and through fundraising events like tonight, I am delighted to be able to lend my support”.

Pharrell Williams: "This is going to be the hottest ticket in London this summer! Great Ormond Street Hospital is close to my heart and it is our pleasure to perform at the F1™   Party.   To   mix   fundraising   with   Formula   One   is   a   very   special combination and we are going to give a crazy performance. I am very grateful to Mr Ecclestone and Great Ormond Street Hospital for inviting us to perform and I can't wait to give Lewis my full support at the British Grand Prix later that week".

Lewis Hamilton: “I was completely blown away with emotion when I met some of the children at Great Ormond Street Hospital last year. I feel extremely humbled that they feel I can make a difference and so I am glad to lend my support to the F1 Party. The F1 Party is a great way to raise essential funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital and I am delighted that I have been invited back.”

The F1™ Party is hosted by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Bernie Ecclestone, Chief Executive Officer of The Formula One Group. It is the official charity of the 2008 Formula 1™ Santander British Grand Prix. Santander  are  generously  supporting  The  F1™  Party  for  a  second  year running to raise vital funds for the hospital’s new Heart and Lung Centre.

 The  charity’s  patrons  Tess  Daly  and  Vernon  Kay  will  be  joined  by  Alesha Dixon,  Kelly  Osbourne,  Leon  Jackson,  Lemar,  Immodesty  Blaize,  Rupert Grint, Kirsty Gallacher, Freema Agyeman, Simon Webbe, Fearne Cotton and Rory Bremner amongst others with support from the F1™ drivers. The  fundraising  evening  includes  the  F1™  Party’s  exclusive  auction  with ‘once in a lifetime’ lots. For the first time ever, the auction is being opened up to the public ahead of the party.


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