Over 150 guests were treated to an unforgettable evening of entertainment at our annual Snowflake Ball, with the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle hosting another wonderfully festive fundraiser for The Sick Children’s Trust.
With sponsorship coming from long-time supporters Paragon Customer Communications and organised by the Toon Council, our fantastic volunteer committee of businesspeople in the North East, the event raised over £30,000 for Scott House and Crawford House, our ‘Homes from Home’ that support families with a seriously ill child being treated at The Freeman Hospital and the Royal Victoria Infirmary respectively.
Always a highlight in the festive calendar, the glitzy black-tie gala was held on 2 December and provided the perfect excuse for everyone to get into the Christmas spirit while supporting our cause. The Snowflake Ball was hosted by comedian Cal Halbert with live performances from the Maddidolls dancers, musician Connor Pattison and DJ LKP.
In addition to a raffle and silent auction featuring numerous money-can’t-buy prizes donated by our wonderfully generous supporters, guests were invited to buy a cuddly reindeer for a child being treated in hospital. There was also an emotional message from family speakers Lee Thomas and Caroline Bateson, who talked about the support given to their family during Christmas 2022, when they stayed at both Crawford House and Scott House.
Having raised almost £250,000 for our Newcastle ‘Homes from Home’ over the past decade, the Snowflake Ball is an important fundraising event. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the occasion such a success.