Classic FM Christmas Appeal Auction - Fly the London Eye with Hayley Westenra

9 Dec 2010

From Classic FM:

The Christmas Appeal Auction

We're raising money this Christmas for The Classic FM Foundation, which is working with Nordoff Robbins to provide over 4,000 music therapy sessions for children living with illness, disability, trauma, or isolation; transforming their lives through the power of music.

The on air auction is running from the 13 to 17 December, however you can bid for some fabulous prizes online today! Place your bid on any of the online auction prizes by completing the form on the lot page and then the highest bid received by 12 midday on the 22nd December will be deemed the winner.  

We have some fantastic auction lots for you to bid on with all the details you require below. We'll be adding more prizes daily so make sure you keep checking!


Fly the London Eye with Hayley Westenra 

Join Hayley Westenra on the London Eye in a private capsule with 10 guests. Sip champagne and take in the stunning views while listening to Hayley’s beautiful voice.

Hayley Westenra began performing when she was just 6 years old and released her debut album Pure at the tender age of 16. It became the fastest-selling debut album from a classical artist, and reached the Top 10 of the pop charts in 11 countries.

Her popularity has brought many opportunities, including offers to perform for royalty and Heads of State – from Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Charles to President Bush and Tony Blair.  

Now is your chance to enjoy the beauty and purity of Hayley’s voice in an exclusive performance on the London Eye. You and 10 of your guests will join Hayley for a 30 minute rotation on the eye in your own private capsule. You’ll have the chance to chat to Hayley and hear her sing accompanied by a guitarist while enjoying amazing panoramic views of the city. A London Eye host will serve champagne and soft drinks during the rotation of the capsule.  

The prize includes:

  • The chance to listen and chat to Hayley Westenra in a private London Eye capsule.
  • One Private Capsule for one rotation (c.30 minutes) for 11 guests.
  • Fast Track entry, 4 bottles of Pommery Champagne, water and juice served by a London Eye host.

This lot has been kindly donated by Hayley Westenra and Merlin Entertainments London Eye

Place your bid for this prize by completing the form below and the highest bid received by 12 midday on the 22nd December will be deemed the winner.  The winner will be contacted before the 24th December 2010 and no payment will be taken without the winners consent.


Click here to place your bid and to see the full Terms and Conditions.


Update 30 Dec 2010: The winning bid was £1,720.


Further update: The performance took place on Friday 11 March 2011. See a short report HERE.