Ladies Lunch – James Martin Manchester

Join us for a Ladies Luncheon at James Martin Manchester in aid of The Christie Charitable Fund.

Ladies Lunch James Martin Manchester

You’ll be joined by special guests, Sherrie Hewson, star of Loose Women, Coronation Street and Benidorm; and the founder of the UK’s leading private investigation company, Rebecca Jane, who will recount her story of The Lady Detective Agency.

11.30am Enjoy drinks on arrival and a bit of shopping with a variety of pop-up stores in the Vega lounge, including Phillip Stoner.

1.00pm Sit back in good company and devour a delicious three course meal.

3.00pm Take part in mini Learn to Play lessons on Blackjack and Roulette in the exclusive VIP lounge.

Purchase tickets, just £49 per person from jamesmartinmanchester.com or via the Events Team on 0161 828 0300 or events@manchester235.com

James Martin Manchester & The Christie Charitable Fund

Firecracker Hits £230,000 Fundraising Record

The legendary Firecracker Ball, which recently took place at Rudding Park in Harrogate, raised a record breaking £230,000  on its 25th anniversary, to help disadvantaged children across Yorkshire.

In the last eleven years the Firecracker Ball has raised over £1.5 million for Barnardo’s, a staggering achievement. Phillip Stoner,  are amongst the key sponsors, donating prizes and providing expert jewellery advice and showcasing a selection of their finest jewellery on the night.

The Firecracker Ball 2013

Creative fundraising activities and donated auction prizes were attributed to the success of the event with ‘Lots’ including an exclusive trip to New York for a meet and greet with Daniel Craig and a VIP trip to the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix. Initiatives also included a chance to win a £5,000 diamond ‘Snowflake’ necklace, donated by Phillip Stoner. Enterntainment was provided on the night by UB40 frontman, Ali Campbell.

Phillip Stoner Donates Diamond Prize for Yorkshire Fundraiser

Phillip Stoner has donated a £5,000 diamond necklace to help fundraising at the prestigious Firecracker Ball taking place in Harrogate next month.  The established platinum and diamond specialist is the latest business to pledge support for the event, which raises funds for Barnardo’s causes in Yorkshire.

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Jonathan Stoner, Managing Director said, “We are delighted to be able to support the Firecracker Ball for a second time. It is a very worthy fundraiser for young people in need.  This year we have donated an 18ct white gold, diamond set “Snowflake” pendant which is absolutely stunning!”.

The Firecracker Ball raises considerable funds for Barnardo’s projects across Yorkshire.  It takes place on Saturday 9th November 2013 in a bespoke marquee at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate. An ‘Indian Summer’ themed backdrop is planned with a number of ‘money can’t buy’ auction prizes and entertainment from Ali Campbell of UB40 fame.

The Ball has become the most significant event in the Yorkshire social calendar helping to change the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and young people across Yorkshire.  Since 2002, the Ball has raised more than £1.3 million for Barnardo’s… a record breaking £205,000 last year alone.

The Firecracker Ball committee is actively seeking support from individuals and businesses in the region who are interested in sponsorship packages, table bookings or donating auction or other prizes for the charity.  For more information please contact Kirsty Guy 01748 821295 or kirsty.guy@barnardos.org.uk  or visit www.thefirecrackerball.co.uk

Diamond Donation for Barnardo’s Fundraiser

Phillip Stoner was pleased to donate a £5,000 diamond prize to help raise funds at the prestigious Firecracker Ball 2012, which took place last week in Harrogate. We, alongside other local businesses, were thrilled to pledge support for the event, which raises funds for Barnardo’s causes in Yorkshire.

Managing Director, Jonathan Stoner said, “We are delighted to be able to support the Firecracker Ball, which is a very worthy fundraiser for young people in need.  We have donated a half carat GIA Certified Diamond, D colour [the very highest colour grade available] of VS1 Clarity. This will be set into a bespoke jewellery piece, designed by us and produced by our craftsman within our workshop, to the lucky winner’s specification.”

VQ Manager, RebeccaPhillip Stoner also donated gift vouchers of £250 and £100 for two runners up in the £20 prize draw game.

Phil Taylor, Chairman of the Firecracker Ball Committee said on the evening, “This is an incredible and very generous donation from Phillip Stoner, for which we are extremely grateful.  I can imagine most ladies will want to find that lucky ticket…I’ll certainly be buying a few for my wife!”

The 2012 Firecracker Ball, took place at Rudding Park on the 10th November, and was a sell out with nearly 750 guests attending.  The ‘Roaring 20s’ themed event proved a night to remember with entertainment from soul sensation Beverley Knight.

Trinity Manager, JohnThe event has become the most significant event in the Yorkshire social calendar, helping to change the lives of thousands of children and young people across Yorkshire.  Since 2002 the ball has raised more than £1.1million for Barnardo’s causes, and this year’s event saw them raise a further £200,000 – a huge achievement!

This year The Firecracker Ball has raised funds to support family support services in Yorkshire, such as The Priory Family Centre, where family support is offered through a Drop In Group, Baby Group and Parenting Programmes. The Priory also provides support for some families with significant needs. A Short Breaks Holiday Club provides holiday activities for 8-18 year olds with complex health needs including physical disabilities, life limiting conditions and learning disabilities. The Priory Siblings Group provides support services to young people whose sibling has a disability or a life limiting illness.

To pledge a donation for Barnardo’s please click here.

Jubilee Jamboree at NSPCC Charity Event

Ice Sculpture at NSPCC Jubilee JamboreeOnce again, Phillip Stoner was proud to support the NSPCC’s annual charity ball that was hosted at the Leeds Rose Bowl. This year, in celebration of the Queen’s jubilee, the evening had a ‘Jubilee Jamboree’ theme with music through the decades.

Phillip Stoner were pleased to donate a D-colour Diamond Pendant worth £3000 and, on the night, hosted a raffle which saw one lucky lady walk away with the stunning prize.

Over 200 guests danced the night away until the early hours and were entertained by musicians, Mollie Davidson and AJ Brown. Alongside the diamond raffle was a tombola and silent auction, tempting guests with their opulent prizes, plus a champagne bar and three course meal.

Altogether, more than £21,000 was raised on the night!

Raising Money for the Alzheimer’s Society

Phillip Stoner’s Associate Director, David Reynolds is to take part in a parachute jump on the 22nd April 2012 to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Raising money for Alzheimers - Phillip StonerThey are an amazing charity who leads the fight against dementia and we wish David all our support in this hair-raising (no pun intended!) feat to raise money for a charity that is very close to his heart. We look forward to seeing some pictures!

If you wish to support David you can donate money to this worthy cause by visiting David’s Just Giving page.

UPDATE: He did it!!!! However, the landing could have been a little better… ouch!

Outstanding Contribution To The NSPCC

The NSPCC is a charity extremely close to our hearts and for the 10th year running Phillip Stoner donated the main prize for the Hats on for Children event.

Jonathan Stoner & Gill Warwick NSPCCThe event aims to raise funds and awareness for abused and vulnerable children and this year saw guest speaker Jenni Murray, of Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Newsnight, give an extremely entertaining and inspirational speech.

Phillip Stoner donated a stunning pendant featuring a 0.50ct, D-colour diamond, which was part of our exclusive Lila collection. We felt a piece from our Lila range was most appropriate as the collection was inspired by the birth of Phillip’s first grandchild.

The winner of the diamond pendant this year was Danielle Hurst of Leeds, who was absolutely thrilled with her prize. It was also lovely to meet last year’s winner again who was still wearing her pendant and came over to tell us how much she loved it!

Finally to honour the contributions made by Phillip Stoner for the last 10 years, Managing Director Jonathan Stoner (Pictured with Gill Warwick the Community Fundraising Manager of Leeds and York area) was presented with a special award for Outstanding Contribution to the NSPCC. It was a wonderful surprise and made us all very proud!