Fabergé Big Egg Hunt Launch

19 Jan 2012
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Celebrities , socialites & supporters celebrate the Fabergé’s Big Egg Hunt with a glamorous Launch Party

Last night Celebrities, socialites and supporters turned out in force last night (Wednesday 18 January) to count down to The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.  The world’s biggest Easter egg hunt is set to take place from 21st February, raising money for charities Elephant Family and Action for Children.

The star studded event, hosted by Sarah Fabergé; Mark Shand, founder of Elephant Family, and Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Executive of Action for Children, saw celebrity guests including Holly Valance and Nick Candy, James Caan, Rula Lenska, Emily Maitlis and Kay Burley enjoy live painting of the eggs and meet some of the artists behind the beautiful giant egg creations.

Sarah Fabergé, great granddaughter Peter Carl Fabergé and Special Projects Director at Fabergé said: "Eggs have become synonymous with Fabergé and it is almost impossible to think of one without the other! The egg is symbolic to so many nations and cultures representing new life and rebirth. We at Fabergé have recently undergone a rebirth ourselves opening our first boutique in London after an absence of more than 90 years! How could we not become involved in a big egg hunt taking place right on our doorstep in support of these two wonderful charities, Action for Children and Elephant Family whose tireless work involves nurturing young people and the animals that share our planet?”

The 200 customised eggs, will be available to buy at auction, with proceeds going to Action for Children and Elephant Family. The jewel in the crown of the auction will be a stunning Fabergé High Jewellery egg pendant featuring a 121ct emerald. The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt seeks to raise up to £2 million for the Elephant Family – the UK’s biggest funder for the endangered Asian elephant and leading children’s charity, Action for Children.