Martin House Children’s Hospice launches online Glitter Ball auction with almost 50 top prizes

A luxury five-star holiday is just one of the prizes on offer as Martin House Children’s Hospice launches its online Glitter Ball auction.

There are almost 50 lots up for grabs, including the five-star break in either Ullswater or Aysgarth Falls, a unique chance to join Heart Yorkshire DJs Dixie and Emma on their afternoon show, and a family tour of Manchester City’s stadium. Prizes also include a year of mini-breaks with Best Western Hotels, a craft gin creating experience, Fortnum and Mason hampers, luxury dining experiences at top Yorkshire hotels and restaurants, and a diamond ring.

The online auction, which opens today, usually takes place at the hospice’s annual Glitter Ball, which is also going online this year. Bids can be placed right up until the close of the ball, hosted by BBC Bargain Hunt star Charles Hanson, at 9.30pm on Friday, October 2.

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Sara Cracknell, events fundraiser, said: “We have some truly amazing lots in our auction this year, with some one-off experiences like having your own piece of bespoke artwork or jewellery created. We’ve such a huge range of lots, there is something for everyone, from designer handbags, hampers, to spa experiences – you can even win a year’s supply of Yorkshire Tea!

“The online auction is open to everyone, but you can also join our Glitter Ball from the comfort of your home, whether you want to wear your ballgown or your dressing gown, and give your support to Martin House.”

All the prizes have been donated, so all proceeds will go to support Martin House. Bids can be placed at To register for the ball, visit