Making an appeal
Bill Clinton made a speech. Prince rehearsed his sell-out concert. Madonna, the ultimate material girl, made an appeal.
The result was the most successful charity dinner in British history with £28 million raised in barely four hours at Marlborough House in Pall Mall, London.
Guests paid up to £100,000 for a table of 10 while raffle tickets were a more modestly priced £1,000. Each.
The dinner was organised by Absolute Return for Kids, founded by Arpad “Arki” Busson, the multi-millionaire French financier.