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The aim of Sporting Tributes is to raise money for charitable organisations.
The charitable eggs are designed by Sarah Fabergé, the great granddaughter of Carl Fabergé, the world famous designer of Fabergé Eggs and Royal Court Jeweller for the Russian Royal family.
Special charity auction at Royal Windsor Racecourse in October
22 September 2011
A special event on Monday 10th October at the Royal Windsor Racecourse. This wonderful day at the races will raise funds for the Aegis Trust, which has developed from the work of the UK Holocaust Centre; runs the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda, helps widows and orphans there and works to prevent genocide worldwide.
The event will start at 12:30pm and continue until 5:30pm.
The charity auction will include a number of special items, including an original sculpture by Salvador Dali and an egg designed by the brilliant Sarah Fabergé, granddaughter of the great Carl Fabergé. In Fabergé tradition, there will be a surprise in the gold and silver egg - for us it will be a horse and jockey. The jockey can be enamelled in colours specified by the winning bidder.
The event is being hosted and organised by HAGELOU LTD, a high-class horse racing management company that operates worldwide, working in partnership with International Thoroughbred Consultants (ITC). Heloise Agelou, founder of Hagelou, has put together a truly prestigious event and Aegis is pleased to be the beneficiary charity.
England Egg by Sarah Faberge to be auctioned at The White Rose Charity Ball
15 September 2011
Some fantastic art is up for auction at The White Rose Charity Ball on 25th September 2011. These include items donated by celebrities and our exclusive 'England Egg' made from sterling silver and 24-carat gold, designed by Sarah Fabergé.
There will be A-list celebrities entertaining the guests throughout the evening and several attending and lending their support. Adam Garcia, Lee Mead and Stephen Merchant have also contributed prizes.
The Ball will open with an elegant champagne reception and featuring some musical surprises. This will be followed by a five star menu designed by top celebrity chefs including: Fergus Henderson of St John, Rowley Leigh, founder of Le Café Anglais with Tom Parker-Bowles, food editor and critic and Tim Wilson, Head Chef of the Groucho Club.
Our guests will be hosted by Richard Bacon and entertained throughout by some very special music artists. Expect a few jaw-dropping moments.
It's important that we reflect on the purpose of the evening.
We will look at the experiences of Holocaust survivors who share their stories with young people at The Holocaust Centre and on the courage of all those who – like the White Rose protest movement in Nazi Germany – demonstrate active humanity in the face of prejudice and hatred. To do this we will be sharing some short films produced especially for the White Rose Ball.
Celtic legend "Jinky" Faberge egg fetches £15,000
3rd March 2011
A rare Faberge egg created as a tribute to Celtic legend Jimmy "Jinky" Johnstone has fetched nearly £15,000 at auction in Glasgow.
The Jinky egg, which is one of 19 created by Faberge in 2005, was bought anonymously at McTear's Auctioneers.
The egg was sold by a pair of lifelong Celtic fans from Glasgow.
A Faberge egg commemorating George Best's role in Manchester United's 1968 European Cup win fetched £13,376 at the same auction.
Jimmy Johnstone is widely regarded as one of the best players Scotland has ever produced, and several years ago he was voted the greatest Celtic player of all time by fans of the club.
The 19 Faberge eggs - made from silver, enamel, yellow and black gold - represent the number of major medals Jinky won, including the UEFA European Cup, the Scottish league championship, the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup.
They were made in tribute to the Celtic legend, who died in 2006 after a long battle with motor neurone disease.
Sellers David and Pauline McGinty said the money raised would help them start a new life in a family move to Shetland.
The Jinky and George Best Faberge eggs (picture courtesy of McTear's Auctioneers) The eggs commemorate the achievements of football greats Jimmy Johnstone and George Best
David, 45, said: "I have supported Celtic since I was a boy and my earliest memories are of watching Jinky playing, so having the egg was just incredible.
"I thought long and hard about selling it but at the end of the day we need the funds to help us with our move to Shetland."
David also said some of the proceeds from the sale would go to a football cause close to Jinky's heart.
He explained: "Jinky's son, James Johnstone, is launching a fantastic training facility for the benefit of the children and residents of Viewpark, where Jinky and his family lived for many years.
"The family have told me that this venture is something that Jinky would very much be in favour of, and for this reason I am pleased to be making a donation to help get James's dedication to his dad up and running."
The Jinky egg, which opens to reveal a silver and gold figure of the player, was the inspiration for a series of 68 George Best eggs that were created by Faberge in 2007 to commemorate Best's part in Manchester United's 1968 European Cup success.
One of those Best eggs was also sold at the auction.
By sheer coincidence, both eggs in the sale were No 14 in their respective series.