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Our celebration ball raises £45,000!

Our hugely successful celebration ball held in Bradford raised an incredible £45,000 to support our vital work!

Our hugely successful celebration ball held in Bradford raised an incredible £45,000 to support our vital work!

What an amazing night we had at our celebration ball – it had a great atmosphere, lots of fun and a real community spirit!

The ball was an opportunity to celebrate the diverse communities that do so much to support us and to enjoy an evening of fine food and dancing together. Entertainment was provided by bhangra dancers and dhol drummers, the band Indria, and DJ, Soulaisa Roadshow. Every penny of the £45,000 raised in ticket sales and fundraising on the night will go towards supporting local children with life-shortening conditions and their families both at Russell House and in their own homes.

Brilliantly hosted by Lee Hayes, the evening was kicked off with a speech by our chair of trustees, Jeremy Cross and one of the mums we support told her story. Then the fundraising got into full swing with an exciting and high stakes auction. The main auction prize – a fantastic 7-day stay in Barbados for 10 people generously donated by Ken Davy (local entrepreneur and president of our platinum partners consortium) was worth over £8,000. Enthusiastic bidding from a number of tables drove that up to a jaw-dropping £15,000! 

A huge thank you to all our guests for their generosity and support and to all the businesses who donated prizes as well as to our sponsors, volunteers and everyone at the Cedar Court Hotel for helping make this an evening to remember!

The event was sponsored by Shaks Specialist Cars. Other sponsors were: entertainment sponsor Advanced Supply Chain, reception sponsor Towndoor, and programme sponsor Pinnacle Group.