Novak Djokovic Foundation Raises $1.7 Million at Star-Studded London Gala

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(July 9, 2013) Monday evening at the Roundhouse in London, tennis stars, celebrities and distinguished guests helped raise over $1.7 million at the Novak Djokovic Foundation’s inaugural London Gala and fundraiser event.

Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic at London gala 2013 2 png

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend and the Foundation’s executive director, Jelena Ristic, were a beautiful site at the star-studded event, which included Kate Hudson, Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, Sir Richard Branson, Goldie Hawn, Ronnie Wood, Jonathan Ross, Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York among its 300 guests.

Marion Bartoli and Tim Henman Kate Kudson, Gerard Butler, Goldie Hawn Novak Djokovic, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Richard Branson

Demonstrating the Foundation’s worldwide support from Djokovic’s international circle of friends involved in fashion, sport, music, entertainment and business, auction prizes included a money-can’t-buy yacht getaway with Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, a signed guitar by Ronnie Wood and a seven day holiday at Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker, situated in the British Virgin Islands.

A game of tennis also ensued on the tennis court stage, where Boris Becker took to the umpire’s chair, Jeremy Piven did the splits with Djokovic and even Kate Hudson grabbed a tennis racquet while clad in her flowing Elie Saab dress.

Novak Djokovic at London Gala Becker Ross and Djokovic Jeremy Piven and Novak Djokovic Kate Hudson plays tennis in dress at Djokovic gala

UNICEF Ambassador Djokovic founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation in 2007 with a mission to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children from the lack of nutrition, education, illness or loss of family, especially in his native Serbia.

Dinner Table Novak Djokovic Foundation Gala

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  • Jane Voigt says:

    That dress on Jelena … omg. So beautiful. Her, first. The dress, magnificent.

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