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Welcome to The Big Bold Ball

Our vision is simple, our mission so clear

Create an evening of magic and sparkle each year

We’ll support those most vulnerable, less fortunate, in need

But your help is required to complete our good deed


Real magic happens when people unite

And that is our plan for this wonderful night

So, gather your friends, your families and peers

And prepare for an evening of laughter and tears


For the second year running, we host this ball

To support the wonder that is Thorpe Hall

Our fundraising target, ambitious and great

Will touch many lives, so please save the date

Our chosen charity

Tucked away, within a beautiful setting in the heart of Peterborough, is this place so magical that it touches people’s lives every day of the week.

This haven for many relies heavily on the support and generosity of those more fortunate, and so The Big Bold Ball will once again be raising money on their behalf.

The amazing work of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice strikes a chord with everyone. It’s about the fabulous people that make it happen. They change so many lives for the better and give hope to people when all other hope has been lost.

Our big bold goal is to raise in excess of £20,000, so whilst the evening is about having fun and making memories, please dig deep and help us to get there.

In the world of Thorpe Hall, this incredible amount will make a huge difference to their patients and loved ones; it could pay for 166 sessions of bereavement counselling and 526 hours of care to support people to live the fullest life possible.

Finding out that there’s no cure for your condition is devastating. Imagine having to spend the time you have left feeling scared, in pain and worried about being a burden or dying alone.

Quite simply, every moment matters, so every penny counts.

Sue Ryder strongly believes that every one of us has the right to die as we wish. If it were you – or a friend or family member – you’d want to have the choice of how to spend your final days. You’d want to be sure that you were comfortable and cared for – that you could share every last precious moment with the people you love.

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice does everything it can to take the fear out of dying. They provide medical expertise, round-the-clock care, compassion and understanding for people with life-limiting conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease.

That care is given to patients and their families at the hospice and in the community free of charge. But it costs £3.4 million every year – and £2.4 million of that has to be fundraised, by events such as the Big Bold Ball.

All the money we raise will help the team at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice to continue supporting and caring for people at a time when it matters most.

A wonder of magic and charm

On this enchanting evening, a vibrant and spirited group of friends, family and colleagues will be entertained in true fairy-tale fashion.

Honoured guests will be lavished with:

  • A sparkling drinks reception
  • A delicious 3-course dinner
  • Magic from a spectacular illusionist
  • Illustrations from a talented caricaturist
  • An enticing live auction, rollicking raffle and alluring gift tree
  • A live band to raise the roof
  • Pop classics from a brilliant DJ
  • Fun and frivolity with a professional casino
  • Magical moments captured in photo

Dress to impress!

It could be big, it could be bold

It could be vivacious, or glittering gold

The wildest of colours, or patterns divine

When selecting your outfit, don’t toe the line

Just a word of advice, to help you along

Stick with black tie, and you can’t go wrong

Sponsorship, tables & tickets

The Big Bold Ball offers a variety of sponsorships suited to large companies, small businesses, and very generous individuals alike.

Main sponsors have the choice of platinum, gold or silver packages which reward larger donations with attendance at the ball, wonderful extras for your table and some exciting promotional opportunities on the night.

Individual sponsors can show their support by hosting specific elements of the evening including the Sue Ryder table, the drinks reception, the table wine, the live band, the magician, the casino or even the hugely popular photo booth.

And if you’d simply like to join us, and get involved in the fundraising activities on the night, you can buy individual tables and tickets too!

There are so many ways for everyone to be a part of this magical evening. So, if you’d like to show your support for the outstanding care provided at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough, take a look at the packages in more detail: