Raj Bisram amongst UK’s Leading Celebrities and Artists supporting the Sixty-Five Roses Ball.


Raj Bisram


Raj Bisram, one of the UK’s leading auctioneers and dealers, and one of Channel Four’s expert dealers on the award winning Four Rooms will be conducting the auction of the Sixty-Five Roses Ball at the Dorchester Hotel on Thursday 18th June. The auction includes a plethora of unique and one of-a-kind items generously donated by some of the UK’s best known celebrities, artists and companies to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Rose Related and One of a Kind.

Among the many unique and fascinating items being auctioned is a luxurious Tom Ford bag donated by Tom Ford, a rare collection of Poirot memorabilia signed by David Suchet, including Poirot’s personal paper with a typed note quoting Gertrude Stein’s “a rose is a rose is a rose,” donated by Sir David Suchet, a photographic portrait of Dame Judi Dench with the Hever Castle Rose, signed and donated by Dame Judi Dench, two tickets to see Ed Sheeran and a signed photo donated by Ed Sheeran, cream tea in the Verdi Restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall, a six night luxury holiday in the Far East, a tour and lunch for two at the Aston Martin factory, work experience with Riverdog Production Company and many, many more exciting items.

Sixty Five Roses


The auction website http://sixtyfiverosesball.auction-bid.org/ is open to everyone to add bids on-line and throughout the evening – the best bid at the close, approximately 11pm, will be the winner of that lot.  Seven of the lots will continue to be auctioned “live” on the evening by Raj. Raj Bisram who is well known as one of the UK’s leading experts on antiques and co-owns Bentleys Fine Art Auctioneers in Kent. He fits the role of the perfect auctioneer who will encourage generous bidding.


The Perfect Venue 

This is the ninth Sixty-Five Roses Ball and will be held at the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair, in the superb ballroom. So far the Sixty-Five Roses Balls have raised over £850,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which is the only UK wide charity focused solely on cystic fibrosis and actively directs and funds research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people with cystic fibrosis and their families. Many of the organising committee which includes Jenny Agutter, have close connections  with cystic fibrosis either through children or because other immediate family are affected.

Why “Sixty-Five Roses”?

Many years ago a little boy with cystic fibrosis overheard his mummy discussing his life-threatening condition and unable to understand her words thought she was talking about ‘sixty five roses’.  This charming mispronunciation was picked up, not only by his family but, by the cystic fibrosis community worldwide.

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