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Stars spend big at reggae-themed charity bash

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Mar 13, 2014 | 9:50am EDT

Stars including Sir Michael Caine, Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth and Damian Lewis helped raise more than $2.2 million (£1.4 million) for U.K. charity Save The Children at a glitzy London benefit on Wednesday (12Mar13). The star-studded crowd donned colourful outfits for the reggae-themed bash at the Roundhouse venue in Camden, where 500 guests gathered for a charity auction. Madness and Jimmy Cliff were among the night's performers, while Jamaican reggae singer Dawn Penn teamed up with UB40's Ali Campbell for a rendition of Sonny and Cher track I Got You Babe. Other guests included Bonham Carter's Burton and Taylor co-star Dominic West and Lewis' wife, Harry Potter star Helen McCrory. The donations were pulled in through ticket sales and the auctioning of prizes such as a huge portrait of Bob Marley and a vacation at the Golden Eye Resort in Jamaica, the one-time home of James Bond writer Ian Fleming.

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