The annual Animal Ball took place last night in London, bringing together celebrities and wealthy people from around the world for a good cause. And since the aim of the ball was to gather as much money as possible, all the VIPs were chauffeured with a fleet of exclusive Rolls-Royce models, the British manufacturer therefore joining the cause.

Hosted by the Elephant Family charity, the event was preceded by the arrival of a troop of white glove chauffeurs aboard Rolls-Royce models, shuttling in celebrities and VIPs altogether, in typical Rolls-Royce fashion. What definitely wasn’t typical for the cars though was the fact that their chauffeurs were wearing masks, evoking various animals.

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The evening set out to raise valuable money – estimated at around $2 million – to help human-animal conflict and the issues facing wildlife. A plethora of VIPs attended including Liz Hurley, Amelia Windsor, Anna Friel and many many others, chauffeured to the venue using Ghost, Wraith, Dawn or even Phantom Rolls-Royce models.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “As the world’s most celebrated luxury house, we are delighted to support a cause that does such vital work in protecting elephants and their habitat. I can think of no better enhancement to a wonderful and charitable evening than to be conveyed to a masked Ball in the sanctuary of a Rolls-Royce motor car.”

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The evening culminated in a sparkling masked Ball at London’s Victoria House, with guests sporting beautifully made couture masks designed by leading fashion houses, including Chloé, Jimmy Choo, Alice Temperley and Burberry. The evening promises to be a landmark opener to the festive party season.