A new fundraiser, Ignite Ball, has raised an impressive £330,000 to change young lives. 

Hosted by Sky Sports presenter, Di Dougherty, over 500 guests attended the prestigious event, including Trust Ambassadors BBC’s Carol Kirkwood, TV and radio presenter Jennie Falconer and actor Darius Campbell.

Three in four young people supported by us move successfully move into employment, go back into education or start a business. The vital funds raised will allow us to create more life-changing opportunities for vulnerable young people who are in need of our help the most.

On the night guests enjoyed a main auction, run by Bargain Hunt’s, Thomas Plant, with one of the most popular lot prizes being a ‘triffic’ dinner for 12 with footballing legend Harry Redknapp. Guests were also entertained by funk and motown band, The Soul Brothers.  

Over four decades, we have changed the lives of 825,000 young people across the UK. We wanted to create a new event to mark this special milestone, thank our supporters and help transform many more young lives for years to come. Without events such as The Ignite Ball, The Prince’s Trust work would simply not be possible. I would like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors and those who donated prizes for their generous support.
- Margaret McPherson, Chair of the Ignite Ball Committee and Chair of The Prince’s Trust in Scotland Council Board

We would like to say a special thank you to the Ignite Ball committee, Intelligent Office UK, and all our events sponsors and supporters for making the event such a huge success.