20th Anniversary Ball

The Circus Came to Town

Our guests were transported into a world full of carnival spirit and surprise at a circus-themed ball to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

The event, which took place at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead, on Saturday 5th June, was sponsored by long term supporters, Ryder Architecture and raised over £14,000 for our Happy, Healthy, Safe Appeal.

As guests entered the Big Top, Ray Spencer from the Custom House in South Shields welcomed them as Ringmaster and children from Lets Circus, a circus skills school in Newcastle greeted guests on stilts and unicycles, as well as performing a spectacular hula-hoop show to kick off the evening.

The evening was a great success and turned out to be a full-filled night. It was great to see so many supporters and friends thier to celebrate our achievements.

We want to thank Ryder Architecture for kindly sponsoring our event and all those who generously donated items for our auction and tombola.