The Ben Vidler Charity Ball 2016, raising money for 3 incredible charities in honour of one incredible man.

On the 29th July 2016 the Ben Vidler Charity Ball will take place in the amazing Dome at Kelham Hall and Country Park. The party is being held in memory of Ben, to raise money for his chosen charities, Macmillan Cancer Care, Cancer Research UK and John Eastwood Hospice. On the eve of what would have been his 51st birthday, we will celebrate his life with an evening of extraordinary entertainment, live music, great food and fantastic company.

Venue Location

We are delighted to confirm that the amazing Basket Case will be performing a set on the night; a band iconic to The Wheatsheaf, the pub which Ben ran with his wife Tracey for 23 years.
Another 'Sheaf regular, Lee Robertshaw, will be delighting us with an acoustic performance.
More acts to be announced!!

There will be a wide variety of delicious food and drink at the event.
Ticket price includes:
Free drink on arrival
Wide selection of food stalls, including desserts
Access to 2 bars

Raffle tickets are available to buy from this website.
Winners will be announced on the night.
There will also be a small auction of some very special prizes.
For more information visit the 'Raffle & Auction' page.

If you would like to donate any prizes for the raffle or the auction contact Sam Vidler:

The brilliant High Capture Photography will be photographing the event, including the opportunity for formal group shots throughout the evening.


All the proceeds from the event will be split equally between Ben's 3 chosen charities

John Eastwood Hospice – The hospice that Ben stayed in leading up to his passing. Ben’s family would like to thank all the staff and nurses at the hospice for their amazing work and all their help and support. The hospice relies heavily on donations, so any money we can raise will be a huge help to everyone there.

Macmillan Cancer Care – Macmillan nurses play a huge role in providing support and guidance to cancer patients and their families. We were very fortunate to have a fantastic nurse who was an invaluable source of knowledge and information for Ben and the family during his treatment. Macmillan also supported the family tremendously in the past and we would love to give them something back.

Cancer Research UK – The research carried out here in the UK vital. The money we raise will help scientists get one step closer to finding a cure for this heart-breaking disease.

Sponsors & Supporters

A huge thank you to everyone that has sponsored and supported the production of this event


If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact event organiser Sam Vidler :