The Firecracker Ball

In 2019, the event raised


to help Barnardo’s reach out to vulnerable children.

10 November 2017

Stars donate to Yorkshire charity event’s online public auction in bid to break £2.5m fundraising barrier

Stars donate to Yorkshire charity event’s online public auction in bid to break £2.5m fundraising barrier

Sir Richard Branson, James Corden, Depeche Mode, Bruce Oldfield and are among the celebrities offering personalised prizes.

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, 11th November.  

A few lucky bidders will have the chance to go aboard a three-day luxury yacht charter in the bay of Palma, whilst sport fans will have an array of prizes to bid for including signed sporting memorabilia and a fantastic luxury weekend in Rome, with access to Italy v England RBS 6 Nations 2018 Rugby match. This incredible prize offers five lucky bidders flights, airport transfer and three nights at the renowned 5-star Hotel de Russie (bed & continental breakfast).

Music fans will not only have a chance to bid for concert tickets and meet the likes of Billy Joel and Gregory Porter, but one of the biggest 80s pop band, Depeche Mode, is supporting the auction by offering two lucky winners VIP tickets to their concert in Manchester on 17th November. The prize includes a backstage tour, signed merchandise and Depeche Mode’s entire back catalogue on vinyl.

Fans of James Corden have the opportunity to be in the audience of the most talked about show of the moment and home of Carpool Karaoke – The Late Late Show. Filmed in Los Angeles the prize also includes business class flights, accommodation for three nights and a private meet and great with James after the show.

Also up for grabs is a three-day trip to the private cellars of Remy Martin, dinner with Christopher Biggins and the new two-tone leather tote by renowned fashion designer Bruce Oldfield. There will a VIP trip to Royal Ascot, as well as exclusive ski holidays, luxury lingerie sets and a Guards Polo Club experience, plus lots more.

All funds will be donated to Barnardo’s in Yorkshire, who each year help around 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities.

Since 2002 The Firecracker Ball has supported Barnardo’s, raising almost £2.3 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.”



2019 Sponsors

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