The Firecracker Ball

In 2019, the event raised


to help Barnardo’s reach out to vulnerable children.

31 August 2017

Hot Chocolate on the menu at The Firecracker Ball

Hot Chocolate on the menu at The Firecracker Ball

They are one of the most successful bands of the 70’s. They had at least one hit every year from 1970 to 1984. One of their most famous songs, You Sexy Thing made the Top 10 in three different decades. And now perhaps the most successful British soul band of all time, Hot Chocolate are lined up to play at Yorkshire’s most prestigious charity event, The Firecracker Ball.


Hot Chocolate will be treating guests at the lavish ball at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate on Saturday, 11th November 2017 to a medley of their greatest hits, amongst them You Sexy Thing, Every 1's a Winner, and It Started with a Kiss.


Kirsty Guy, senior relationship manager from Barnardo’s said: “Hot Chocolate have seen their hits break records all around the world, and won award after award. They are global stars, who make everyone reminisce about the good old days of disco. When they agreed to come and perform at the Firecracker Ball I honestly couldn’t believe it.”


“There is absolutely no argument that they are the biggest act ever to perform for us, and I’m sure their presence will help us to better last year’s astonishing fundraising efforts.”


The 2016 Firecracker Ball raised over £285,000, meaning the total raised since it first started supporting Barnardo’s in 2002 is now close to £2.3 million.

The theme for this year’s prestigious event is ‘Alice in Wonderland’, with guests set to be transported to a magical world when they fall down the rabbit hole into the marquee attached to the hotel.


Kirsty continues: “With Hot Chocolate’s appearance, the fantastic Alice theme, other great entertainment, celebrity appearances, and a host of money can’t buy prizes and auction lots, tickets to the ball are already selling incredibly quickly. At present, we only have a few tables left, so I’d urge people to get in touch now rather than face disappointment in a few days’ time.”


In Barnardo’s 151st year, the money raised will make an incredible difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people across the region, where the dedicated staff and volunteers tailor every Barnardo's service to meet the individual needs of children. Each service has one vital thing in common: a belief in the potential of every child and young person to thrive – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.


For more information and bookings please contact Kirsty Guy 01748 821295 or or visit


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2019 Sponsors

  • Evans
  • UBS
  • Stoners
  • Team
  • Source
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