Past Balls

1st Emily’s Ball – 30th January 2016

We held the 1st Emily’s Ball’ at York Racecourse on 30th January 2016, on what would have been Emily’s first birthday. We raised over £12,000 for Martin House on the night and the night was a great success. The live auction was the centre piece of the night and raised a large proportion of the total raised. Example lots included Grand National Tickets, Leeds Rhinos Hospitality Package, Weekend in London and Harry Judd signed drumsticks!

The Jonny Ross Band provided a brilliant set and had the entire guest list dancing into the wee hours. Guests were also entertained by the brilliant magician Alfie Whattam; the Star of the TV Show ‘The Illusionist’, a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ YT Finalist & the Best Selling Author of the Book ‘Learn 7 Easy Magic Tricks’.

We kindly thank Persimmon Plc and Quantum Estate Agents for their sponsorship.


2nd Emily’s Ball – 27th January 2018

We held ‘Emily’s Ball 2018’ at York Racecourse on 27th January 2018. We raised just over £14,500 for Martin House on the night and the night was a great success. The live auction was the centre piece of the night and raised a significant proportion of the total raised. Example lots included Steiff Collectable Teddy Bears, Six Nations tickets, a week on the North Norfolk Coast, a Yorkshire Cricket Hospitality Package and Jet2 flights!

The Jonny Ross Band once again provided a brilliant set and had the entire guest list dancing into the wee hours. Guests also enjoyed having their photos taken by local photographer Jackie.

We kindly thank Wishart Estate Agents for their sponsorship.


3rd Emily’s Ball – 1st February 2020

‘Emily’s Ball 2020’ raised just over £28,600 for Martin House, which we were delighted with. Here we are handing over our cheque to Martin House a few days after the ball.

In 2018 we embarked on a Twitter campaign and this proved to be well worth the effort as it struck up an unexpected but extremely welcome relationship with fellow Yorkshireman and golf star Danny Willett (Masters 2016 Champion). This led to us raffling off the opportunity to caddy for Danny at the BMW PGA Championships Celebrity Pro-Am at Wentworth in September 2019. Please see below for the social media video made on the day. We cannot express enough how thankful we are to Danny and his team for supporting us in our fundraising.

 

The night itself was a great success and we would like to thank Ben Fry (Minster FM) for hosting so brilliantly and at such short notice (long story!). Our first attempt at a raffle proved to be fruitful, raising circa £3,500 of our total. We would like to express our gratitude to Virgin Atlantic who very generously donated flights to New York for our star prize.

Once again, it was the live auction that was the centre piece of the night and raised a significant proportion of the total raised. Example lots this time included a signed Liverpool FC shirt, Dinner B&B at the Dorchester and a rare signed sketch by the Peppa Pig creator Neville Astley.

The Jonny Ross Band once again provided a brilliant set and had the dancefloor packed and jumping as always. Guests again enjoyed having their photos taken by local photographer Jackie and we kindly thank Lucie and Wishart Estate Agents for continuing their sponsorship and amazing support of our event.

Next Ball – 29th January 2022

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