Annual Gala Charity Ballroom Dinner and Dance

The Historic Empress Ballroom in Mexborough plays host to a gala evening of fine Indian cuisine, live music from celebrated Pink tribute Emily Clark, as well as comedy entertainment and a charity auction, hosted by special guest compere, the hilarious Josh Daniels.

The evening is held in support of the Dearne Valley Personal Development Centre, and represents a fantastic opportunity for businesses to show support to an honourable cause whilst raising their profile with peers, and a chance to extend their business network.

It’s all for a Good Cause

Founded in 2012 by John & Jackie Irwin, the Dearne Valley Personal Development Centre is a place of education for young people who have found themselves disengaged from mainstream schools and colleges.

Their belief is that many young people have grown with little sense of self-worth, and conventional education does not always fulfil some discreet learning and behaviour needs, so the DVPDC aims to combat such issues by offering shorter working days, emphasis on physical activities that help to deal with anger, aggression, team-building and health, whilst also developing social skills and respect for others.

John, Jackie and their team are passionate about, and dedicated to helping young people to get back on track. With specialist tutors who have vast experience in their field, the charity is able to offer real skills and qualifications to young people.

By attending and/or sponsoring this event, you are directly contributing to moulding the futures of countless young people, and we endeavour to provide you with tremendous benefits that will repay your investment in different ways.

Introducing Your Host for the Night

Known as the Cheeky Prince of Parody, your special guest compere Josh Daniels is an experienced comedian with a career spanning more than 25 years, having shared a stage with such stars as Peter Kay, John Bishop and Michael McIntyre.

Josh will bring his cheeky brand of Northern humour to the Empress Ballroom for one night only at the grand charity dinner and dance evening, delivering songs and jokes with his unique brand of comedy.

Live Music Entertainment

Renowned performer Emily Clark brings her celebrated Pink Tribute show to the Empress Ballroom for one night only.

Emily embodies Pink’s raw female attitude and brings it to life in her incendiary live performances. Including such smash hits as Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill, So What? and more.

An Opportunity to own Sporting Memorabilia

In partnership with JTG and Future Events Promotions, the charity dinner event will be capped off nicely with a silent auction of highly sought-after sporting memorabilia.

Expect signed goods, and items used by global superstars as they conquered their sport. The full roster of available sporting memorabilia will be published before the event, and will be included in the event programme.

Northern Soul DJs

Fresh from their sell-out Summer Showcase at the Empress Building, popular Northern Soul DJs HINCHY & YOGi bring their brand of entertainment to the wheels of steel for our guests to slide, kick, drop and spin their way to the end of the night.


As this is a charity event, we are looking for local and national brands to consider providing a sponsorship of the evening taking place on Saturday October 15th, and we have packages available to suit most budgets, which come with some fabulous benefits, no matter how much you are able to commit to. Let us know via the enquiry form or give us a call to discuss what we can do for you and how our charity fundraiser can increase your brand profile.

  • This exclusive opportunity to sponsor the evening of entertainment and fine Indian dining provides Top Tier benefits, with multiple marketing and networking opportunities.

  • Paid reservation for a full premium table of 10 to attend the event (worth £600)

  • 10% discounts for additional tables or tickets

  • Main sponsor logo on all printed materials, including programmes, table plan and stage banners

  • Full page advertisement in event programme

  • Main sponsor logo on all digital marketing materials related to the Gala Dinner

  • Feature mention by compere during all announcements

  • Company logo on Empress Building and Dearne Valley Personal Development Centre websites

  • Company logo and website link on all outbound emails relating to the event

  • 30 second company advertisement on event video backdrop to be played during the evening

  • Specially-recorded thank you videos to be shared across social media platforms of Empress Building and DVPDC

  • Specially written promotional posts shared across all social media platforms of Empress Building and DVPDC

  • Quote opportunities in pre- and post-event Press Releases with backlinks to company website to help search engine discoverability

  • Back links to company website from Empress building, DVPDC, Gala Tent Ltd and Gala Education & Marketing Ltd websites to help with search engine discoverability

  • Digital marketing health check and complete advisory by Gala Education & Marketing Ltd to provide professional support in improving online presence to assist with brand awareness (worth £249)

The Annual Gala Charity Ballroom Event is on Saturday October 15th 2022.

To ensure your place as a sponsor please enquire with us as soon as possible. Alternatively you may view our Sponsorship Brochure for the Annual Gala Charity Ballroom Event below.

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