This TV star will host Leeds' charity's first Online Glitter Ball - here's how you can join in

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Get your sparkle on for a special charity’s Online Glitter Ball, to be hosted by a well known face from TV.

BBC’s Bargain Hunt star, Charles Hanson, will present an online evening of entertainment for Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People.

The fundraising ball usually takes place annually at Harrogate, but has been reimagined as virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic and will be on Friday, October 2, this year.

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Sara Cracknell, events fundraiser at Martin House, said: “We’re inviting our supporters for an evening of fun, which will include music, entertainment, a fantastic prize draw and the culmination of our auction.

“Whether you are in your ballgown or dressing gown, it’s a chance to enjoy a special evening which will support the children and young people who need the care of Martin House.”

Guests will receive a recipe to create at home, with a recommended wine pairing from celebrity chef Nigel Barden.

They will be encouraged to share their food photos on social media, with Nigel choosing the tastiest dish (by looks) on the night.

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Antiques expert Charles Hanson will host between 8-9pm, beaming into guests’ living rooms to promote champagne selfies that will help to create a glitter ball picture mosaic on the Martin House website.

He will introduce live music and special guests, take pledges for the online auction, and ask guests to enter a prize draw to win a Cartier watch.

The auction launches on September 11, and continues right until the end of the ball, with luxury prizes such as Fortnum and Mason hampers, a diamond ring, designer handbags and much more to be won.

Auction bids can be made on the Martin House website.

Tickets cost £20 per person, from

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