Grand Glitter Ball raises thousands for hospice

08 May 2017
A sparkling night of entertainment has raised more than £85,000 for Martin House as we hosted our annual Glitter Ball on Friday evening.

Rudding Park in Harrogate was the setting for the ball, which saw celebrities including Emmerdale stars, led by Martin House ambassadors Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry, among the 530 guests.

Former England and Leeds United footballer, and Celebrity Masterchef runner-up, Danny Mills was also at the ball, auctioning himself off to cook a meal in the home of the successful bidder for up to ten people – which scooped £4,000 alone.

A diamond necklace donated by Berry’s Jewellers was also auctioned off for £5,600, helping to make the evening the most successful Glitter Ball Martin House has held.

Guests also enjoyed a champagne reception, dinner and entertainment from Harrogate band Nightjars during the evening.

Brenda Peel, Martin House Corporate Fundraiser, said: “This was our biggest and best Glitter Ball yet, everyone had a fabulous time and we are thrilled to have raised such a huge amount, particularly in our 30th anniversary year.

“I just want to thank everyone who was involved in making the night a success – our sponsors, donors and everyone who contributed to the evening – without them it wouldn’t happen.”