The Firecracker Ball 2018

One of the biggest and brightest charitable events in the region’s calendar took place at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate on Saturday November 10th and once again Yorkshire dug deep – with over a quarter of a million pounds raised for Barnardo’s for the 4th consecutive year.

The Firecracker Ball, which is now in its 17th year supporting the world famous children’s charity, takes place every November in a huge themed marquee attached to Rudding Park Hotel, and this year over 680 guests were transported through the marquee and into the dazzling Brazilian Carnival.

The Firecracker Ball 2018

Highlights of the ball included moving speeches from a group of young people supported by Barnardo’s in Bradford (ages 10-22); an auction of ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, including lots donated by Sir Paul McCartney and The Angels Events and a performance from pop sensation, Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

All funds raised on the night will be donated to Barnardo’s in Yorkshire, who each year help almost 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities. Since the first Firecracker Ball for Barnardo’s in 2002, the event has now raised over £2.8 million.

As well as attending the ball, Phillip Stoner donated a 1ct Asscher Cut Diamond plus a £1000 Gift Voucher to have it made into a beautiful piece of jewellery in their Leeds workshop. The hugely successful diamond raffle raises much needed money for Barnardo’s each year and the jeweller is thrilled to be involved.

THE FIRECRACKER BALL 2017 – ALICE IN WONDERLAND

The Firecracker Ball, one of the biggest and brightest charitable events in the region’s calendar, took place at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate on Saturday 11th November, this year with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Once again Yorkshire dug deep – with early indications showing over £270,000 raised for Barnardo’s on the night.

Highlights of the ball included moving speeches from Barnardo’s volunteers; an auction of ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, including lots donated by Sir Richard Branson, James Corden, Depeche Mode, Bruce Oldfield and a performance from the most successful British soul band of all time, Hot Chocolate.
Firecracker Ball 2017 -  Alice in Wonderland

Phillip Stoner The Jeweller has now supported the Firecracker Ball for 6 consecutive years. This year the company donated a 1ct Diamond, amongst other prizes, in order to raise funds in the ‘Eat Me’ raffle. All funds raised on the night will be donated to Barnardo’s in Yorkshire, who each year help almost 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities

Please visit www.thefirecrackerball.co.uk to find out more about the event. Firecracker Ball 2018 will take place on 10thNovember; it’s never too early to find out how to be a sponsor, donate a prize, or book tickets!

 

Phillip Stoner MD Attends Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

On the 12th May Phillip Stoner MD, Jonathan Stoner and wife Helen, were pleased attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

The invitation only event, hosted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, marked Barnardo’s 150th Anniversary and was an opportunity to thank staff, volunteers and supporters for their commitment to the charity.

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2016

Phillip Stoner has supported Barnardo’s for many years at The Firecracker Ball, a spectacular charity event that is held at Rudding Park each November. As well as attending the ball the jeweller has donated prizes including loose diamondsfine jewellery and the chance to create a bespoke piece of jewellery in-house, raising thousands of pounds for the charity.

Barnardo’s works with more than 240,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people, parents and carers and runs 960 services around the United Kingdom. To find out more or to make a donation, Click Here > 

THE FIRECRACKER BALL 2015 – ONCE UPON A TIME

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.

Phillip Stoner at The Firecracker Ball 2015

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.

FIRECRACKER BALL BESPOKE RING UPDATE

In November 2014 Phillip Stoner donated a prize for the Chocolate Bar Raffle at the Willy Wonka’s World of Pure Imagination themed Firecracker Ball. In addition to a loose 1.96ct Chocolate Diamond, the winner was gifted £1000 to spend on creating a bespoke piece of jewellery, to be made in Phillip Stoner’s Leeds Workshop.

In the new year, Shona Masood, met with our jewellery designer, Philippa, who has since created a stunning 18ct Rose Gold and Diamond Set Cocktail Ring.

Firecracker Ball 2014 Bespoke JewelleryIn total, The Firecracker Ball raised an amazing £210,000 for Barnardo’s on the night – an amazing result!

The FIRECRACKER BALL 2014 – CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Phillip Stoner were honoured to be asked to attend The Firecracker Ball, in aid of Barnardo’s, for the third consecutive year. This year the theme was Willy Wonka’s World of Pure Imagination and it was truly breathtaking…

The Firecracker Ball 2014

The Angels Events transformed Rudding Park with oversized sweets, chocolate rivers and Oompa Loompas, hundreds of thousands of pounds were raised for charity in just a few hours and everybody had an incredible evening. Phillip Stoner donated prizes worth more than £5000 in an effort to help raise as much money as possible for Barnardo’s and showcased some stunning pieces, including their new Thea Collection.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING SUCCESS AT PHILLIP STONER

Phillip Stoner’s Macmillan Coffee Morning was a huge success, raising over £135 for Macmillan Cancer Support in just a couple of hours. Thank you to everyone who called in to see us and to the staff for creating some amazing home bakes!!
Macmillan Coffee Morning at Phillip Stoner
If you would like to donate to Macmillan, visit their Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/macmillan/

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan

From 11am-3pm on September 26th 2014, Phillip Stoner’s Trinity Leeds store will be taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan Coffee Morning  at Phillip Stoner

The staff are busy preparing for The Bake Off to see who will be crowned Phillip Stoner’s Best Baker, there’ll be lots of cakes to sample and buy and competitions to enter.

All proceeds from the day will be donated  to Macmillan Cancer Support. Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. And as treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. The money raised at the coffee morning will help make sure no one has to face cancer alone, from the moment they’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.

THE FIRECRACKER BALL 2014 – A WORLD OF PURE IMAGINATION

For the third consecutive year, Phillip Stoner The Jeweller is showing their support for the Firecracker Ball by providing prizes for their ‘Golden Ticket’ raffle. In line with the theme, Willy Wonka’s World of Pure Imagination, the first prize is a stunning 1.96ct Chocolate Diamond, to be mounted in a piece of bespoke jewellery of the winner’s choosing. The completed piece, worth an estimated £5000, will be designed and handcrafted in-house at the jeweller’s Leeds workshop.

Chocolate Diamond Halo Ring by Phillip Stoner the Jeweller

The Firecracker Ball will take place on Saturday 8th November 2014 at the prestigious Rudding Park Hotel near Harrogate. Since 2002 the charity ball has become a significant event in the Yorkshire social calendar raising in excess of £1.5 million for Barnardo’s and helping to change the lives of thousands of children and young people across Yorkshire. Money raised at this year’s Ball will help young carers who are supported by Barnardo’s.

To pledge a donation to Barnardo’s or to book tickets for The Firecracker Ball 2014 click here.

Wear it Yellow, July 3rd 2014

The Tour de France Grand Départ is only days away and in celebration, on Thursday 3rd July, The Yorkshire Evening Post’s “Wear it Yellow” campaign is set to embrace the colour of Le Tour, while raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Wear It Yellow for The Tour de France & Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Individuals in businesses, schools and communities across the region have pledged to pay £1 each and wear something yellow on the day. At Phillip Stoner, for every £1 an employee donates, the MD will match it with £10! Monies raised will go towards keeping Yorkshire’s helicopters up in the air, continuing to save lives. Phillip Stoner’s Leeds teams will be getting involved on the day – Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter to see the photos!

Anyone who would like to get involved in Yellow Yorkshire can email pictures and stories to The Yorkshire  Evening Post’s Tour de France reporter, jonathan.brown@ypn.co.uk, or tweet using the hashtag #yellowyorkshire.