Ilkley Candlelighters Ball 2010 photography at Rudding Park

Ilkley Candlelighters Ball 2010 photography at Rudding Park

This year I was invited again to take the official party photographs for the Ilkley Candlelighters fund raising Ball at Rudding Park.

The Ilkley Candlelighters raise funds throughout the year in order to purchase equipment and fund treatment of children suffering from cancer.

table decorations ilkley candlelighters ball 2010

The Ball a glamorous event and the committee set the benchmark high.

ilkley candlelighters committee with table of prizes 2010

It’s a time to let your hair down, enjoy the entertainment and of course raise money for a great cause too.

fun with party poppers

lady lit by sparklers

There was a lot of balloons and it quickly became a sport to let them off cause as much mayhem as possible!

balloons at candlelighters ball rudding park

Auctioneer Jon Hammond whipped up the crowd in to a frenzy.

charity auctioneer jon hammond

with bidding war’s for star prizes happening all around me…

charity auction bidding rudding park

charity auction late bid harrogate

Dancing seemed to be a major theme on the evening

lady in red dress dancing

with even a little dancing on the tables going on

party dancing on tables

The year the band was The Bogus Brothers who were a real party band!

bogus brothers band at charity ball harrogate

bogus brothers band guitarist on shoulders

As well as the band in The Radcliffe Room there was more entertainment including casino, multiplayer wii racing and pitch & putt

pitch putt games rudding park

One of my favourite shots from the evening was an in love couple cuddling and laughing.

love at rudding park

In total the night raised over £36000. I donated a prize to the auction which helped raise £800.

rudding park at night

Along with taking the photos from the ball I also take the photographs which are used in the brochure to show the good work of the charity. Two of the photos from last year are now used on the main Candlelighters website.

Candlelighters main website image 1 Brian HarteCandlelighters main website image 2 Brian Harte

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