High profile supporters from the North West came together at this year’s Diamond Ball to raise a staggering £137,000 to support our work with disadvantaged young people.

The prestigious event, held at the iconic St George’s Hall in Liverpool, has raised more than £600,000 for The Prince’s Trust since it was first held in the region 12 years ago.

The Diamond Ball, sponsored by jewellers David M Robinson, Artorius Wealth and Progress to Excellence, is an important highlight in our fundraising calendar and aims to raise vital funds to help young people into work, training or education.

The black tie event featured an auction offering guests the opportunity to win an array of exclusive prizes including a week’s safari in Africa, a diamond ring and a chance to name your very own Eddie Stobbart truck which raised £10k.

Performances on the night came from popular swing act Dominic Halpin and The Honey B’s plus local singer songwriter Scott Chapman who entertained guests over a festive four course meal.

The real highlight of the evening came when Young Ambassador Laura Tombs spoke about how with help from The Trust, she managed to change her life. 

The audience were silent as they listened to Laura share her journey and gave her a standing ovation after being touched by her inspiring story.

The Prince’s Trust helped me to focus on my future as it gave me structure, something to get up for and the ability to realise that I'm able to do much more than I previously believed.
Laura Tombs, Prince's Trust Young Ambassador
The Prince’s Trust Ambassador for Regional Development and founder of The Diamond Ball, Steve Sealey, said: "We’re delighted that this year’s Diamond Ball has been such a success and we’re thrilled that the event has raised even more funds than ever before."
Fundraising activities like these are crucial to help young people get their lives back on track. Without such generous support, The Trust would not be able to carry out the vital work it does to support disadvantaged young people achieve their full potential.
Steve Sealey, founder of The Diamond Ball

Thanks to funding from fantastic events like these, The Trust is able to support thousands of young people in the North West, giving them the skills and confidence to find a job.