The Firecracker Ball

In 2018, the event raised


to help Barnardo’s reach out to vulnerable children.

Firecracker Ball raises over £265,000 

for Barnardo’s in Yorkshire


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. 

Barnardo's Vice President and chair of the Firecracker Ball committee, Phil Taylor said: “Every year we begin the planning and think how on earth can we even come close to what we did last year? And every year I wake up the day after and count myself lucky to have such an amazing committee working so very hard to pull it all together and, of course, the astonishing generosity of the people of Yorkshire who come every year and dig so very, very deep for such a wonderful charity.”


Highlights of the ball included moving speeches from Alisha, Mathew, Lewis and Gabriella, 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, Ben de Lisi and The Angels Events, and a performance from pop sensation, Sophie Ellis-Bextor.


Firecracker Ball 2019 will take place on 9th November 2019; it is never too early to find out how to be a sponsor, donate a prize, or book tickets!; in fact the first bookings for 2019 have already been taken! Complete the booking form and return to

Firecracker 2018

2018 Sponsors


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 £825 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