Martin House Glitter Ball
Stars from Emmerdale enjoying last year’s Glitter Ball for Martin House

Book your table for the Martin House Glitter Ball

1 March 2018

Join in the glitz and glamour of the biggest fundraising event of the year as Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People holds its annual Glitter Ball.

The event, at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, is the social highlight of Martin House’s fundraising calendar, as hundreds of guests enjoy dinner, music, auctions and raffles.

Among the VIP guests will be Emmerdale stars and Martin House ambassadors Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry.

Last year’s event raised more than £85,000 for the hospice, and organisers are hoping to top that total this time.

Jason Costello, events and corporate fundraising manager at Martin House, said:

The Glitter Ball is a grand occasion, a chance to dress up and enjoy yourselves, but at the same time help to raise vital funds to support families near you.



A champagne reception starts the evening, followed by dinner, live music from The Nightjars, along with balloon raffle and luxury auction.

Martin House provides care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across West, North and East Yorkshire. This includes respite stays at its hospice, care at home and support for the whole family.

Jason added:

The Glitter Ball has gone from strength to strength every year, and we hope that even more people will join us for this special evening, to help us continue to support families who need our care.

Tickets cost £95 each, and guests can also book tables for 10 or 12. To find out more and book tickets email or go to


About Martin House

  • Martin House has been providing family-led care and support for children and young people with life-limiting conditions for more than 30 years (life-limiting means the child or young person is not expected to live beyond young adulthood).
  • Every year they support over 420 children and young people, and their families plus 150 bereaved families across West, North and East Yorkshire, both at our hospice and in families’ own homes.
  • The hospice, based in Boston Spa, has nine bedrooms in Martin House, and six in Whitby Lodge, which cares for teenagers and young adults up to the age of 30 (and sometimes beyond). Services include respite stays, symptom control, emergency care, community care and end of life care.
  • Bereavement support is offered to families, often for two to three years after their child’s death. We also offer bereavement support to families whose child had a life-limiting condition but did not have the opportunity to use the hospice.
  • Martin House hosts one of only three specialist training places in the UK for consultants in paediatric palliative medicine, alongside placements in London (Great Ormond Street Hospital) and Cardiff.
  • There is no cost to any of the families using our services. It costs in excess of £6.5 million a year to provide this care, the majority of which comes from voluntary donations and fundraising.




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