This year we raised £53,688 for the British Heart Foundation at our 2018 charity ball.

More than 300 guests from local businesses, customers, suppliers and our partner organisations attended the glittering event, which took place at The Roundhouse in Derby on the 5th October.

The evening included a lavish sit-down meal, entertainment, fundraising fun and games, and a charity raffle and an auction hosted by TV antiques expert Charles Hanson.

The auction prizes included a pair of signed Jamie Vardy world cup boots, a 5* Shangra la meal with a view from the shard, 1.66 carat diamond earrings and necklace, Sale sharks signed rugby shirt, a Windsor races & hotel package, a Mayfair hotel stay and various others.

Our CEO Wayne Hollinshead said: “Our inaugural charity ball last year raised around £43,000 for Childline, so we are absolutely thrilled to have eclipsed that amount this year by more than £10,000, which will go to an extremely worthy cause, the British Heart Foundation."

The BHF estimates that in the East Midlands alone there are around 550,000 people living with heart and circulatory diseases. These conditions claim the lives of 11,410 people in the region each year.

Derek Kilgariff, the BHF’s Fundraising Manager for Derbyshire, explains : “We’re so grateful Pattonair has chosen us as their charity this year.

“The only way we can fund our ground-breaking research is thanks to the generosity of the public. We want to say a big thank you to Pattonair, as every penny raised at this ball will help us in our fight to beat heartbreak forever"

Thank you to everyone who supported this event and helped us raise this phenomenal amount for such a great cause!