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Join us as we celebrate 95 years of The Sunshine Fund...

In our 95th year, we are revisiting a traditional black-tie theme as we take things back to our charity's roots as we present The Sunflower Ball: a celebration of the charity, with a 3-course dinner and drinks reception, fantastic entertainment and a night of fun.


It will be a reunion of supporters old and new coming together to celebrate 95 years of ensuring children have the best quality of life possible, showcasing how far we've come, and how much further we strive to go.

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3-course meal and drinks reception

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Fantastic entertainment and dancing until late

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Highly popular 'Heads & Tails' game with a cash prize

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Raffle and charity auction with prizes and experiences that money can't buy

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Hosted by the BBC's fabulous Anna Foster who is a friend of the charity

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Live performances from local string quartet, Andrelli, community dance group, Danceversity (who we have supported with equipment!), plus The Storm Band

Siobhan Sargeant
Sunflower Ball Lead

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Friday 15th March 2024

The Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park

Tickets £80 per person or £800 per table of 10.

Contact to book your table.

The Sunflower Ball is proudly sponsored by 
Let's go back almost 100 years...

In October 1928, upon his visit to Newcastle to attend the official opening of the Tyne Bridge, King George V donated £15 to facilitate a trip to the seaside for disadvantaged children living in the city. The Editor of The Newcastle Chronicle newspaper at the time then decided to continue this philanthropic mission and thus The Sunshine Fund was born.

This event will be a recognition of all the children in the North East, which remains one of the most deprived areas of the UK, living with disabilities, additional needs and terminal illness and their families, all of whom benefit from the life-improving equipment that we are able to fund for them, to enrich their daily lives.

As one of the longest-running charities in the region, we receive zero statutory funding and so we rely solely on the generosity of our incredible supporters. It’s thanks to them that we can continue our work for another 95 years, and The Sunflower Ball will honour everybody who has helped us get where we are today, almost 100 years later.

We stand to make sure that all children have the same opportunities and we want to celebrate our loyal supporters and the impact we’ve had throughout the years.

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