Slideshow: The Firecracker Ball, Harrogate

The Firecracker Ball, which took place on Saturday in a bespoke marquee at the Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, raised a staggering £285,000 for Barnardo’s causes across Yorkshire.

Harrogate-based artisan gin Slingsby’s team of hand-picked mixologists provided Slingsby signature cocktails throughout the evening and a circus-themed backdrop played host to the celebrations, with a number of new surprises in store for the hundreds of guests at the black tie event.

The Firecracker Ball has become one of the most significant events in the Yorkshire social calendar, helping to change the lives of thousands of children and young people across Yorkshire.

Since 2002, the ball has raised more than £2m for Barnardo’s causes.