The Firecracker Ball

In 2019, the event raised


to help Barnardo’s reach out to vulnerable children.

21 August 2018

David Parkin supports prestigious event for vital children's charity

David Parkin has announced today his support as media partner for one of Yorkshire’s prestigious charity events.

David Parkin supports prestigious event for vital children's charity

The Firecracker Ball, which raises considerable funds for Barnardo’s causes across Yorkshire, will take place on Saturday November 10th, once again in a bespoke marquee at the stunning Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate.

A high profile media figure in Yorkshire, David’s business works with clients including Sky, Welcome to Yorkshire and Woodrow Mercer Finance providing media and presentation training, content and events.

“I have long held the view that the Firecracker Ball is the hottest ticket in the Yorkshire business and social calendar and so to have the opportunity to support such a great event and incredible charity was something not to be missed. I am very proud to be part of this year’s event,” said David.


 A ‘Brazilian carnival’ themed backdrop is to play host to the celebrations with a number of new surprises in store for the hundreds of guests at the black-tie event. Pop sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor has also been announced as the headline act for the evening.


 High profile celebrity performances and ‘money can’t buy’ auction prizes are promised and the direct beneficiaries of this year’s fundraising will soon be announced. 


Barnardo’s Relationship Manager, Kirsty Guy, said: “We are really grateful to David, and the companies and individuals who help us deliver this fantastic event to the highest standards, in the most cost-effective way, giving our participants the greatest support.


 She continues: “Funds are helping to make sure Barnardo’s in Yorkshire can continue to offer services that are in strong demand by the local community, including support for young people leaving care, young carers, family support including a holiday club for children with complex health needs including physical disabilities, life limiting conditions and learning disabilities.”


 The Firecracker Ball 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 over £2.5m for Barnardo’s causes. 


 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 07522  or visit


2019 Sponsors

  • Evans
  • UBS
  • Stoners
  • Team
  • Source
  • Business Desk