Up David Lynch Foundation UK hosts benefit gala Slideshow

7 January 2013

The first benefit dinner of the David Lynch Foundation UK was held at the Underglobe, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, on 24 November 2012. The gala event welcomed an audience of businessmen, fashion designers, government officers, educators, artists, and musicians.

The fundraising dinner was a drive by the David Lynch Foundation UK to subsidize at-risk groups in learning Transcendental Meditation—groups include the many thousands of war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the homeless, and prisoners.

Ably hosted by international creativity expert and author Nigel Barlow—also a Trustee of the David Lynch Foundation UK—the evening included an entertaining live auction hosted by professional auctioneer and the Sunday Mirror columnist on antiques, Jamie Breese. Items for the live auction included special signed prints by David Lynch and a weekend at a five-star Cotswold cottage. There was also a silent online auction with donations from Graham Hancock, Donovan, Tim Burgess, and others.

A highlight of the evening was the organization's founder, filmmaker David Lynch, in Poland to receive an award at a film festival, who connected with the Globe Theatre celebrants via Skype, displayed on an ultra large video screen.

Musician Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans, was honoured at the benefit and received a special DLF 'Peace Award' from Dr Lynch via the video link in recognition of the work he has done raising support for DLF UK.

The citation to Tim, a keen supporter of the DLF in recent years, read: ‘The David Lynch Foundation honours Tim Burgess in appreciation of your profound contribution to spreading the light and joy in the world, transforming lives from within, and bringing peace and fulfilment to those in need. You made a world of difference!’ (read more)

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