28 december 2011

Twelve Days of Giving 2011: Day 4

Yellow robe

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me... £172,000 for the new China Centre at St Hugh's College!

Held at Sotheby's and spearheaded by Wadham alumnus Edwin Mok, the charity auction held on included fine Chinese ceramics and works of art; Chinese paintings, and Chinese and European furniture, silverware and textiles.

Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the China Centre Fundraising Committee and Principal of St Hugh's, said: 'Since 2008, we have raised £13.4 million of the £20 million target required to fund the new building. The Sotheby’s auction has added value not just in the positive press and increased awareness of the project, but also in the significant new funds that it is has raised - new funds which will take us a step closer to reaching our goal.'