The eagerly anticipated 2nd ‘Emily’s Ball’ will be held at York Racecourse on Saturday January 27th 2018. We are keen to keep the ball as close to Emily’s birthday as possible (January 30th), hence being on the 27th January this time around (not sure how many people would turn up if it was on a Tuesday!!). Circa 220 attended last year but we are aiming for 350 this time.
We are in the very early days of gathering sponsorship and arranging the entertainment and food. Guests will once again enjoy a welcome drink, quality three course meal, live auction and top class entertainment in a great venue.
As in 2016, the objective of the ball is to have fun but also to raise as much money as possible for Martin House Children’s Hospice (Registered Charity Number: 517919) who helped look after Emily during her last few days and have provided us with ongoing support ever since.
The vast majority of the money raised on the night will be via the live auction. We will once again be calling in every favour and contacting every company, sports club and celebrity on the planet for prizes and we hope what we source ourselves will be significant but if you are reading this and you are able to sponsor the evening or donate a prize please let us know via our Contact page. The live auction is the centre piece of the night and raises a large proportion of the total raised (examples from last year include Grand National Tickets, Leeds Rhinos Hospitality Package, Weekend in London and Harry Judd signed drumsticks!).
Martin House is more than happy to verify the event and this can be done by contacting the Fundraising Team (led by the Fundraising Manager Jodie Shepherd) on 01937 844569. We also have a Martin House official letter of support which we can present on request.
We will update this page with further details as and when we have them.