That’ll Be £100 Please! Dame Judi Dench Gets Behind The Tills In Fenwick To Raise Money For Charity

What would you do if you went into a store, got all the items you wanted, proceeded to the tills and found Dame Judi Dench waiting to serve you?

Scream your head off that’s what.

The movie veteran was amongst a line up of celebrities who put their glamourous day job aside for one day to work on the shop floors of the Bond street Fenwick store in order to raise funds for charity ‘Acting For others’.

The event tagged ‘Shop With The Stars‘ was organised to celebrate the Olivier Awards working in partnership with Mastercard in the run up to this Sunday’s award ceremony.

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At £110 a ticket, it wasn’t for ordinary recession stricken Brits, but the event still enjoyed a healthy turn out with guests treated to live performances on the night not to mention the chance to mingle and interact with stars from London’s West end stage and celebrities in the film and media industry.

According to Juliet Conway of the Mail on Sunday who attended the event, ‘Other stars who helped Dame Judi on the shop floor as they purchased goods for charity included: Michael Ball (in the jewellery department), Sheila Hancock (on the Chanel Counter), Emilia Fox and Anneka Rice (in womenswear), Julian Fellowes (in men’s fragrance), Camilla Kerslake (in handbags) and Ollie Locke (in hats) with Christopher Biggins meeting and greeting customers as they arrived to shop.’

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Actress Emilia Fox

Actress Emilia Fox

According to a statement on the Fenwick Website, perks enjoyed by guests on the day included champagne, nibbles, a subscription to Harper’s Bazaar and a goodie bag.

£100 from each ticket sold will be donated to Acting for Others, the collective name for the 15 Combined Theatrical Charities who between them offer financial and emotional assistance and support to those in the entertainment profession of all ages who have fallen on hard times.

Leading stars in west end theatre production of Top Hat take their position as 'live mannequins' in the dedicated 'Top Hat' window at Fenwick of Bond Street in celebration of shop with the stars, a charity event in support of Acting for Others in the run up to the oliver awards

Leading stars in west end theatre production of Top Hat take their position as ‘live mannequins’ in the dedicated ‘Top Hat’ window at Fenwick of Bond Street in celebration of shop with the stars, a charity event in support of Acting for Others in the run up to the oliver awards

Ollie Locke from Made in Chelsea

Ollie Locke from Made in Chelsea

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Dame Judi Dench pictured outside Fenwick of Bond Street to celebrate shop with the stars, a charity event in support of Acting for Others in the lead up to the Olivier Awards. She stands in front of a giant behind the scenes portrait of herself, photographed by Simon Annand, Titled 'Beautiful Picture'

Dame Judi Dench pictured outside Fenwick of Bond Street to celebrate shop with the stars, a charity event in support of Acting for Others in the lead up to the Olivier Awards. She stands in front of a giant behind the scenes portrait of herself, photographed by Simon Annand, Titled ‘Beautiful Picture’

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Photo Credit: Michael Tubes creations

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