One Love BVI is presenting a lavish luncheon, online (silent) and live auction with Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, Caribbean born British TV news icon, as guest speaker and renown international auctioneer, Hugh Edmeades. During his talk, "Journalism ... A life", Sir Trevor will discuss his experiences, and insights as an international journalist, covering events with global significance.
The Belvedere Room and Ballroom at London’s luxurious five star Berkeley Hotel is the venue for this one of a kind event which will start at 12.00 noon. Auction items are now live for pre-bidding. Please scroll down for a list and 'auction graphic tiles' with detailed descriptions and link directly to the bidding form. A printable list can be found HERE.
Lunch will begin with a champaign reception and move on to a sumptuous 3-course lunch including wine.
Guest Speaker Sir Trevor McDonald was born in Trinidad in 1939 and as a young man worked in various aspects of news media including local newspapers, radio, and television. He joined the Caribbean regional service of the BBC World Service in 1960 as a producer, before moving to London at the end of that decade to work for the corporation (BBC Radio, London).
Moving to Independent Television News (ITN) in 1973, he rose steadily through the ranks. He's served as news, sports, and diplomatic correspondent before moving on to become diplomatic editor and newscaster. Twice voted Newscaster of the year, Sir Trevor was perceived as the face of ITN after years of fronting its flagship 'News at Ten' bulletin.
An accomplished journalist, he has penned several books including autobiographies on cricketers Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards. His own biography, 'Fortunate Circumstances', was published in 1993.
In 1992 he received an OBE in the Queen's Honours List and received a knighthood in 1999.
The images below each hold a seperate auction item. Scroll through each to read the description, it's appraised fair market value and reserve/starting bid amount if stated. If you wish to place a bid, please click on the picture of the item, or you can click this 'Bid Form'. A summary list of items is below.
Online bidding will be accepted for all items, however, several will be chosen for the live auction, facilitated by Hugh Edmeades, International Auctioneer, at the luncheon event. If you are unable to attend, you are encouraged to bid online or place an absentee bid, and an agent will bid for you. All online and absentee bidding will close at 11.30am GMT on the 8th June 2018. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.