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John Culshaw

We raised a staggering £293,000 at our fourth Vitality Ball at the Natural History Museum, smashing our target of raising a million pounds since the event began in 2011.

The event, held in the Hintze Hall around Dippy the Dinosaur, was hosted by impressionist Jon Culshaw, who had the guests in fits of laughter even before dinner was served.

After a sumptuous 3-course meal and wine, illusionist and Britain's Got Talent finalist, David Penn, mesmerised the room of over 350 guests with a trio of must-be-seen-to-be-believed magic tricks, including sawing a guest in half!

With the help of former Bond star Samantha Bond, auctioneer Tim Wonnacott hosted our live auction which saw guests bid on an array of fantastic prizes. The evening culminated in an electrifying set by the fabulous Heather Small and dancing to DJs Freight Train.

Thank you to our sponsors, guests, volunteers and prize donors for making the event such a success. Together, we can help combat loneliness.

If you would like to find out more about our events, please contact the Events Team on or call 020 303 31725.

Photos of the day

Check out the Age UK's Vitality Ball 2015 Flickr album to see photos from the day.

You can also see how the day unfolded with our Storify...


Award-winning insurer*, Ageas, is the Headline Sponsor of Vitality Ball 2015 and is a valued partner of Age UK. The company has been providing world-class** service and insurance products to our customers since 2006.

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Thanks to our other sponsors Dignity, E.ON, and Just Retirement Solutions for their continued support.

*British Insurance Awards General Insurer of the Year, 2014
*POST Claims Awards Customer Care Award, 2014
*Bodyshop awards Insurance Company of the Year, 2014
**Ageas has been awarded the ServiceMark accreditation by the Institute of Customer Service 2013 Household and 2014 Motor & travel.

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