The Firecracker Ball

In 2017, the event raised


to help Barnardo’s reach out to vulnerable children.

Firecracker Ball 2018

Saturday 10th November, Rudding Park, Harrogate

In 2017, guests were transported to Wonderland for one of the biggest and brightest charitable events in Yorkshire. The event took place at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate on Saturday night (November 11th) and once again, Yorkshire dug deep with early indications showing over £270,000 raised for vulnerable young people across the region.

The Firecracker Ball takes place every November in a huge themed marquee attached to Rudding Park Hotel and this year 760 guests fell down the Rabbit Hole and entered Wonderland – visiting Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee with the Mad Hatter leading the evening. Guests were treated to a three course gourmet dinner including chocolate tea pot fondues whilst being entertained by various music and theatrical acts. To end the night, guests enjoyed a brilliant performance from the most successful British soul band of all time, Hot Chocolate.

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.

Hurry - only the last few tickets remain, to book tickets in pairs or a table complete the booking form and return to

Firecracker Theme 2014

2018 Sponsors

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 07522 216125 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 £425 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 £500 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 £800 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 07522 216125 or