The Firecracker Ball

In 2019, the event raised


to help Barnardo’s reach out to vulnerable children.

8 November 2018

Stars donate to Yorkshire charity event’s online public auction

Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Shirley Bassey, Fay Ripley and Bruce Oldfield and are among the celebrities offering personalised prizes.

Stars donate to Yorkshire charity event’s online public auction

Huge names from the world of entertainment, business, sport and beyond have united to donate a record number of exclusive items and once-in-a-lifetime auction prize opportunities for the upcoming charity event, the Firecracker Ball, in support of Barnardo’s, taking place at Rudding Park on Saturday, 10th November. 

A few lucky bidders will have the chance to go aboard a three-day luxury yacht charter in the bay of Palma de Mallorca, whilst sport fans will have an array of prizes to bid for including signed sporting memorabilia, VIP ladies day at Ascot, a day at Henley Royal Regatta 2019 and various 6 nations packages.  


Music fans will have the opportunity to  meet one of the biggest 90s boy band, Take That, in a private box for 10 people to their concert on 4th June, 2019 at the John Smith Huddersfield stadium. Guests will also meet and greet the band with photos and signings.


Fans of Loose Women have the opportunity to be in the audience of one of the most talked about daytime show of the moment. You can enjoy a champagne afternoon tea with Fay Ripley and Hermione Norris at the Lanesborough Hotel. Also up for grabs is a sound check experience with Sir Paul McCartney and various items of clothes by renowned fashion designer Bruce Oldfield, as well as exclusive ski holidays, luxury lingerie sets and a Life Ball in Vienna experience, plus lots more.

All funds will be donated to Barnardo’s in Yorkshire, who each year help around 12,500 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities.


Since 2002 The Firecracker Ball has supported Barnardo’s, raising over £2.5 million to date. This significant achievement has changed the lives of thousands of children and young people in Yorkshire, helping the most vulnerable children overcome their problems and transform their lives.


Kirsty Guy, senior relationship manager, from Barnardo’s said: “We would particularly like to thank our sponsors for their support of the event. We would also like to thank everyone who has helped by donating a prize, buying a ticket or bidding in the auction. Without you we couldn’t help Barnardo’s to change lives.”

The online auction will close at 23:45 on Saturday, 10th November. For people not attending the event the Firecracker Ball encourages you to use the ‘Maximum Bid’ feature in order to increase your chances of winning auction items.

For more information and your chance to bid on these ‘money can’t buy’ auction prizes, please visit

If you would like to find out more about the event please visit


2019 Sponsors

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