The Percy Hedley 70th Birthday Ball
We recently celebrated our 70th birthday with a glamourous 70th Birthday Ball, attended by hundreds of supporters, donors, and volunteers. The evening was a celebration of the Foundation's achievements over the past seven decades and a tribute to the ongoing work that we do to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
The Percy Hedley 70th Birthday Ball was a memorable evening held at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead. As a fundraising event, it aimed to raise awareness and funds for the Percy Hedley Foundation’s important work in supporting people with disabilities. The theme of the event was “a splash of purple,” and the room was filled with purple, while guests were dressed to impress in elegant purple and green attire, or with “splashes” of purple with jewellery and accessories.
The evening had a variety of entertainment, including a bingo bonanza game, a comedy act by ex Percy Hedley School student and Britains Got Talent 2018 winner; Lost Voice Guy, and a live performance by the popular local band Hip Operation. The Percy Hedley 70th Birthday Ball was a wonderful celebration of the Foundation’s achievements over the last 70 years and a reminder of the importance of continuing to support their essential work in the heart of the North East community.
We’d love to say a huge thank you to our sponsors for the evening.
Hellens Residential for sponsoring the drinks reception.
Lenore Specialist Care for sponsoring the silent auction.
Watson Family Charitable Trust for sponsoring the amazing entertainment for the night.
NCFE for sponsoring our fabulous hosts, Alfie and Anna.
MedSolve for sponsoring the delicious midnight snacks.
Edward’s Commercial Cleaning and PennyPrint as associate sponsors.
We’d also like to say a very special thanks to Cake Stories for our birthday cakes, Lost Voice Guy for a one of a kind performance and Lines Behind for providing the incredible birthday artwork.
We’re absolutely ecstatic to share that this year we raised an incredible £72,000
For over 15 years The Percy Hedley Ball has been one of the region’s most popular and enduring charity balls, attracting over 300 guests each year. Since it began the ball has raised just over £1million to support disabled children, young people, and adults across the North East.
You can take a look at our full image gallery of the event using the link below.
Want to be involved?
Are you interested in attending our next Percy Hedley Ball? Or are you a business looking to provide sponsorship or support? Take a look at some of the ways you can get involved below.