1.45 Million

The 16th Annual IFR Awards Dinner took place on Wednesday evening at The Grosvenor House in London and saw more than 1,000 of the world’s most senior investment bankers gather to celebrate the successes of 2010.

And, thanks to the generosity of those who attended, more than £1.4m was raised for Save the Children through the traditional tombstone auction.

The occasion showed once again why the IFR Awards Dinner is considered to be the premier social event in the industry calendar.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of Save The Children was in attendance at the event and addressed the audience before a video appeal was made.

Comedian Jason Manford then took to the stage before Johnny Vaughan and Melanie Sykes took over to host the tombstone auction.

We were lucky enough to follow Bananarama on stage for the after award party.

A huge mirrored dance floor transformed the Ballroom for the guests to dance the night away till 2am

Below is a piece from the Save the children website by Mark Sowersby