At one of the standout charity events in the Yorkshire calendar, The Firecracker Ball, over £300,000 was raised in aid of Barnardo’s.
On the 14th November 2015, 720 guests were transported to a world of make believe as they entered the huge marquee, attached to Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, which was transformed to a land of fairy tales for this year’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ themed ball.
Guests were treated to a three course gourmet dinner whilst being entertained by various musical and theatrical acts.
Sir Richard Branson, Daniel Craig, Christopher Biggins, Ben de Lisi and Sir Alex Ferguson were among the celebrities offering personalised prizes for the online auction, which came to a close after dinner.
To end the night Texas brought the house down by playing the very best of their multi-million selling albums with hits including Say What You Want and I Don’t Want a Lover.
Phillip Stoner, who have supported the charity event for four consecutive years, donated a 1ct Diamond worth £10,000 to raise money in the Diamond Raffle. The winner was invited to visit Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter boutique to meet our designer and goldsmiths who have since created a beautiful bespoke piece of jewellery.
Since 2002 the annual charity ball has raised over 2 million pounds for Barnardo’s, who each year help almost 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities.
The Firecracker Ball 2016 will take place on 12th November. If you would like to find out more about the event or to pledge a donation please visit www.thefirecrackerball.co.uk.