The Firecracker Ball

In 2015, the event raised


to help Barnardo’s reach out to vulnerable children.

Firecracker Ball 2016

Saturday 12th November, Rudding Park, Harrogate

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the most prestigious social event of the year that proudly supports Barnardo’s young people in Yorkshire.

In 2015 the Firecracker Ball raised a record amount in excess of £320,000, reaching a target of over £2m, raised for Barnardo’s since it became its chosen charity in 2002. This was a milestone achievement for the Firecracker Ball and it is thanks to the support and generosity of everybody involved, whether by donating a prize, buying a ticket or bidding in the auction, that Barnardo’s can change the lives of thousands of children and young people in Yorkshire.”
The event welcomed 720 guests who 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 a ‘Once Upon a Time’ themed ball. Guests were treated to a three course gourmet dinner whilst being entertained by various music and theatrical acts. 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, Summer Son, I Don’t Want a Lover and new material from their brand-new album, Texas 25.

There is no doubt that the Firecracker Ball is now Yorkshire's finest social occasion with new productions year on year that simply never cease to amaze. This year we are once again planning a fantastic party with fabulous entertainment and a raft of ‘money can’t buy’ auction prizes and games with wonderful prizes to win.

You can reserve your table now by emailing

2016 Sponsors

Evans Property Group Main Sponsor Phillip Stoner Jewellery Sponsor Team Make Print Work - Printing Sponsors Source Marketing Communications - Marketin Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Firecracker Ball provides a unique range of packages for sponsors interested in the opportunity to place their brand in front of a captive audience of corporates, and high net worth individuals, whilst also generating funds to support Barnardo's.

If there is one event you choose to support this year then The Firecracker Ball is undoubtedly the one that can deliver against your corporate charity agenda and give your special guests a night to remember.

We have a range of sponsorship packages, but are always happy to discuss creating a bespoke package for you and your business. 

Contact Kirsty Guy on 01748 821295 or

Full details of sponsorship packages

Table Packages

Packages are sold in tables of ten or twelve.

All packages include a champagne reception, pre dinner canapés, four course dinner, and high-class entertainment.

  • Silver packages at £375 per person
    • Includes a half page advertisement in brochure when a full table is booked.
    • Individual tickets or part tables can also be sold for the silver package, you will be sharing with others, and you will not be eligible for an advert in the brochure.
  • Gold packages at £450 per person
    • Includes half a bottle of wine and a liqueur per person, a half page colour advertisement in brochure and you company logo on our website.
  • Platinum packages at £695 per person.
    • Includes half a bottle of wine and a liqueur per person, a half page colour advertisement in brochure and your company logo on our website.
    • Also includes overnight accommodation in the Folifoot wing at Rudding Park

Please complete the booking form here

Donate Prizes

Your contribution

Our donors don't go without recognition. In return, we acknowledge the generosity of you or your company in the event brochure which is given to all guests, promoting your brand to a prestigious audience.

What you could donate

We are always looking for new and exciting luxury items and experiences to auction at our events, whether it is a designer handbag, dinner in a top restaurant, tickets to a concert or a weekend city break.

Find out what’s on our wish list here.


If you wish to remain anonymous but would still like to make a donation or a pledge you can do so by contacting Kirsty Guy on 01748 821295 or