One of the biggest and brightest charitable events in the region’s calendar took place at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate on Saturday November 10th and once again Yorkshire dug deep – with over a quarter of a million pounds raised for Barnardo’s for the 4th consecutive year.
The Firecracker Ball, which is now in its 17th year supporting the world famous children’s charity, takes place every November in a huge themed marquee attached to Rudding Park Hotel, and this year over 680 guests were transported through the marquee and into the dazzling Brazilian Carnival.
Highlights of the ball included moving speeches from a group of young people supported by Barnardo’s in Bradford (ages 10-22); an auction of ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, including lots donated by Sir Paul McCartney and The Angels Events and a performance from pop sensation, Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
All funds raised on the night will be donated to Barnardo’s in Yorkshire, who each year help almost 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities. Since the first Firecracker Ball for Barnardo’s in 2002, the event has now raised over £2.8 million.
As well as attending the ball, Phillip Stoner donated a 1ct Asscher Cut Diamond plus a £1000 Gift Voucher to have it made into a beautiful piece of jewellery in their Leeds workshop. The hugely successful diamond raffle raises much needed money for Barnardo’s each year and the jeweller is thrilled to be involved.
We’re spreading the love this Valentine’s Day and giving you the opportunity to win a diamond when you shop at Phillip Stoner.
Spend £1000+ at a Phillip Stoner boutique from 9th February 2018 and you’ll be given the chance to enter our Diamond Dip competition, sponsored by Jewellers of Excellence.
Each qualifying customer will be given one opportunity to pick a satin pouch at random. Open it up and discover whether it holds a synthetic stone or a real Diamond!
There are three 0.25ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds worth £500 to be won. As soon as all three have been claimed the competition will be over – keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for updates
What you do with the diamond is up to you…. let us create a pendant or ring in our Leeds workshop. Or why not add to it and let Phillip Stoner’s jewellery designer inspire you.
*T&Cs Offer valid from 9th February 2018 or until all 3 prizes have been claimed. Customers must spend £1000+ on products and/or services at a Phillip Stoner The Jeweller store to participate. Participants will be given one opportunity to pick a stone at random. There are a total of 3 Diamond prizes worth £500 each to be won.
The Firecracker Ball, one of the biggest and brightest charitable events in the region’s calendar, took place at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate on Saturday 11th November, this year with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Once again Yorkshire dug deep – with early indications showing over £270,000 raised for Barnardo’s on the night.
Highlights of the ball included moving speeches from Barnardo’s volunteers; an auction of ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, including lots donated by Sir Richard Branson, James Corden, Depeche Mode, Bruce Oldfield and a performance from the most successful British soul band of all time, Hot Chocolate.
Phillip Stoner The Jeweller has now supported the Firecracker Ball for 6 consecutive years. This year the company donated a 1ct Diamond, amongst other prizes, in order to raise funds in the ‘Eat Me’ raffle. All funds raised on the night will be donated to Barnardo’s in Yorkshire, who each year help almost 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities
Please visit www.thefirecrackerball.co.uk to find out more about the event. Firecracker Ball 2018 will take place on 10thNovember; it’s never too early to find out how to be a sponsor, donate a prize, or book tickets!
Join Phillip Stoner from 6-9pm on Thursday 5th October for a night of shopping, entertainment, good food, discounts and more. Victoria Leeds’ annual Shopping Affair is back and bigger than ever.
Take advantage of special offers and discounts throughout the centre, including 15% Off at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller!
Although the entertainment is taking place in Leeds, all 3 Phillip Stoner stores will have Champagne flowing and will be honouring the discount. Please RSVP to the store of your choice if you would like to book an appointment:
Victoria Quarter, Leeds: 10am – 9pm
email@example.com 0113 242 7888
Trinity Leeds: 10am – 8pm
firstname.lastname@example.org 0113 234 3003
Spinningfields, Manchester: 11am-7pm
email@example.com 0161 833 1751
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On Thursday 6th October The VQ Shopping Affair arrived in Leeds once again.
The arcades were brought to life for the Disco Deluxe themed event with light shows, live singers, acrobats and dancers.
The atmosphere throughout Victoria Leeds and Phillip Stoner was amazing with shoppers revelling in the special offers and enjoying Champagne and chocolates by Charbonnel et Walker all night.
Here’s looking forward to seeing what the next Shopping Affair holds in October 2017!
THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2016, 6-9PM
Put on your dancing shoes and join us at The Victoria Quarter for a night of disco and discounts as The VQ Shopping Affair returns.
SHOPPING WITH SPECIAL OFFERS & DISCOUNTS
The VQ’s 60 boutiques will be offering some amazing discounts and special offers on the night. Phillip Stoner will be announcing what we have in store soon so keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter.
LIVE MUSIC AND DISCO DANCERS
There’s live music with renditions of all the best disco hits. And look out for the VQ dancers with spinning disco balls on their heads, they’ll be grooving all night long.
PHOTO GLITTER BOOTH
Strike a pose in our free photo booth. There’s unlimited prints, so you can take as many as you like. Plus, lots of props to help you channel your inner funk.
MIRROR BALL ACROBATICS
The star of the show. Watch as stunning acrobatics are performed from atop the mirror ball. It’s Moulin Rouge meets Saturday Night Fever.
RSVP and you’ll get free parking on the night in Templar Street car park and Edward Street car park, both are just minutes away from Victoria Quarter.
On the 12th May Phillip Stoner MD, Jonathan Stoner and wife Helen, were pleased attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
The invitation only event, hosted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, marked Barnardo’s 150th Anniversary and was an opportunity to thank staff, volunteers and supporters for their commitment to the charity.
Phillip Stoner has supported Barnardo’s for many years at The Firecracker Ball, a spectacular charity event that is held at Rudding Park each November. As well as attending the ball the jeweller has donated prizes including loose diamonds, fine jewellery and the chance to create a bespoke piece of jewellery in-house, raising thousands of pounds for the charity.
Barnardo’s works with more than 240,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people, parents and carers and runs 960 services around the United Kingdom. To find out more or to make a donation, Click Here >
At one of the standout charity events in the Yorkshire calendar, The Firecracker Ball, over £300,000 was raised in aid of Barnardo’s.
On the 14th November 2015, 720 guests were transported to a world of make believe as they entered the huge marquee, attached to Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, which was transformed to a land of fairy tales for this year’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ themed ball.
Guests were treated to a three course gourmet dinner whilst being entertained by various musical and theatrical acts.
Sir Richard Branson, Daniel Craig, Christopher Biggins, Ben de Lisi and Sir Alex Ferguson were among the celebrities offering personalised prizes for the online auction, which came to a close after dinner.
To end the night Texas brought the house down by playing the very best of their multi-million selling albums with hits including Say What You Want and I Don’t Want a Lover.
Phillip Stoner, who have supported the charity event for four consecutive years, donated a 1ct Diamond worth £10,000 to raise money in the Diamond Raffle. The winner was invited to visit Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter boutique to meet our designer and goldsmiths who have since created a beautiful bespoke piece of jewellery.
Since 2002 the annual charity ball has raised over 2 million pounds for Barnardo’s, who each year help almost 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities.
The Firecracker Ball 2016 will take place on 12th November. If you would like to find out more about the event or to pledge a donation please visit www.thefirecrackerball.co.uk.
The VQ Shopping Affair is back! Join us at The Victoria Quarter from 6-9pm, Thursday 8th October for an evening set in Hollywood’s Golden Age…
Live jazz and swing in the style of Sinatra will fill the shopping centre and there will be a host of one night only offers and treats from over 60 of The VQ’s most glamorous boutiques.
Join Phillip Stoner on the evening for a glass of Champagne and 20% off jewellery including wedding rings, diamond jewellery and cufflinks*
In addition, if you park in The Victoria Quarter’s Templar St and Edward St car parks you can enjoy free parking on the night.
Click here to find out more or to book an appointment.
*T&Cs Excludes items from the Portfolio of Fine Diamonds collection. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer inc IFC, sale & commission.
The new season is here, and what better way to update your look ready for spring/summer than with the fabulous Spring Beauty Fix event showcasing the must-have make-up looks, as well as on-trend wardrobe updates!
On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2015, the Victoria Quarter Leeds will be dedicating their weekend to looking and feeling beautiful with the Spring Beauty Fix.
Visit the shopping centre over the weekend for:
Expert beauty advice & demonstrations
Exclusive offers and discounts in-store – 20% off Jewellery at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller*
Free Colour Consultations – No appointment necessary
A Beauty Amnesty – Simply take five used pieces of make-up to the VQ and exchange for a £10 VQ gift card, Find out more here.
Competitions – One lucky person the chance to win a top to toe fabulous prize package worth over £400!
Click here to find out more.