The Hero Ball
Redworth Hall Hotel

Saturday 4th July 2020
Arrival 1830 for 1900
Carriages at 0015

Registered Event Number GEN020102079

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The dress code for the event is "Black Tie / Lounge Suits with tie and Ladies Equivalent" please.
We respectfully ask that dresses are tailored BELOW THE KNEE please and preferably covered shoulders for dinner.

Tickets are £50.00 per person or £450.00 for a table of 10 people.
This includes:
  • red carpet arrival
  • welcome drink
  • 3 course meal with a glass of wine
  • live entertainment from "Hip Operation", winners of the Best Wedding Band  / Entertainment Category at the National Wedding Awards in London.
Click here to see more about Hip Operation

We will also have a brief talk from a Help for Heroes Beneficiary, who will explain their own story about how the Charity has helped them and the valuable work the Charity does, along with Charity representatives who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Click here to read more about Help for Heroes​​​

There will be a raffle and auction and prizes for this will be very well received on the night or in advance.
Raffle tickets will be available on the evening.

And of course ... come along a meet our so special Hero Bears!

Please 'watch this space' for any further updates.


  • Tickets will be non refundable. 
  • To secure a table for 10 people, and to take advantage of the discounted price, the full £450.00 must be paid at the time of booking (non refundable)

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The Redworth Hotel has very kindly offered us discounted room rates for those wishing to attend The Hero Ball.

£109.00 BB for a standard double room for 1 night (Saturday 4th July)

£219.00 for 2 nights (Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July) to include dinner on the first night and breakfast both mornings.

Please book your accommodation directly with the hotel, informing Reception that you are attending The Hero Ball.
Telephone (01388) 770600

Click here for the Redworth Hotel website

Homemade chicken, tarragon and leek terrine, English fruit chutney
Roasted Mediterranean vegetable tart, red pepper coulis and baby leaf salad (v)
Braised ham hock terrine with pease pudding
Sun-dried tomato, mozzarella pearls, rocket salad, pine nuts, and basil dressing (v)
Smoked haddock fishcake with tartar sauce and baby gem lettuce
Roasted tomato and red pepper soup with basil scented crouton (v)
Cream of leek and potato soup (v)
Mushroom and tarragon soup with truffle oil (v)

Main Courses

Chicken breast, smoked applewood mashed potato with chicken jus
Braised feather blade of beef with fondant potato and red wine jus
Roast pork loin, roasted potatoes, caramelised apples with cider jus and apple crisp
Pan seared salmon with a herb crust, new potatoes and herb cream sauce
Rolled minted lamb shoulder, fondant potato, roasted root vegetables with mint jus
Goats cheese and roast vegetable wellington with a red pepper and tomato coulis (v)
Seabream with saffron potatoes and a white wine and dill cream sauce
Roasted Mediterranean vegetable tagine with spiced cauliflower couscous and vegetable crisp (v)


White chocolate cheesecake with raspberry coulis
Glazed lemon tart with berry sorbet
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce
Apple and rhubarb crumble with creme anglaise
Vanilla panna cotta with raspberry coulis
Chocolate and orange torte with white chocolate milkshake

Tea, coffee and mints

Now in his 10th year of fundraising for Help for Heroes, and for the last 2 years ably working together with his partner Jilly, Phil has raised more than £110,000 for the Charity, a prodigious sum by any standards! Phil is a 61 year old army veteran who commenced this herculean task in 2010, by organising a clay pigeon shoot at Spennymoor and District Shooting Club near Durham which, due in no small part to the generosity of its members and guests, was an outstanding success and has subsequently become an annual event.

Originally, in 2010, Phil set himself a target of £50,000 which he proudly achieved with the generous help of various sponsors in 2015. Following on from that, he then set a new target of £100,000. In January 2018 the fund had achieved just over £80,000 and, in an attempt to achieve his ultimate target of £100,000, the “Garrison Gallop” was born! This was set up as a "run” of 268 mile between H4H Chavasse VC House in Colchester to H4H Phoenix House Catterick, starting on 13th August and finishing on 30th August. However, during the early stages of the Challenge, Phil incurred a fracture to a shin bone and was medically advised to retire from the event. Phil being Phil, simply taped up his leg and carried on walking, not running, the remaining 230 miles. Despite the slight set back, Phil arrived on time to a tumultuous welcome and raised over £5000 for Help for Heroes. Generous collections in local supermarkets just before Christmas raised a further £600 for the cause for that year. In 2019 Phil was honoured by Spennymoor Town Council for "Services to the Township and Community of Spennymoor" for his continuing fundraising efforts.

With Jilly now on board, the couple carried on collecting and running raffles/auctions and then Phil announced he was to embark on Garrison Gallop 2. Jilly became 1 of 2 support drivers for the Gallop, a 150 mile walk from H4H Recovery Centre in Plymouth to H4H Recovery Centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire starting on 13th May 2019. At an average walk of 13-15 miles per day, Phil arrived at his destination on 23rd May 2019, once again to a terrific welcome from H4H staff, volunteers, friends and supporters. Along with the ever-popular clay pigeon shoot for 2018 and a final supermarket collection, the £100,000 target was reached.

Phil and Jilly, now a formidable team, continue to raise funds for this Charity, that is so close to their hearts. Although taking a step back from the more physical of challenges this year, the pace has by no means slowed down. With the inaugural Hero Ball now being planned for Saturday 4th July 2020 at Redworth Hall Hotel and the continuing collections/raffles/auctions and the 2020 clay pigeon shoot confirmed for Sunday 11th October 2020, they hope to present yet another cheque to the Charity in December, that will run into the tens of thousands.

"We REALLY thank you for taking the time to look at our website, read a little about us and thank you all for your continued support. We shall look forward to welcoming you personally to The Hero Ball, to celebrate the work of a fantastic charity while having a fantastic time!"

Phil Bartlett


I have been raising money for Help for Heroes for 9 years and my current fundraising amount stands at £113,000. I am an Army veteran, having served with the Royal Corps of Transport for 18 years. I feel I have an obligation to help our guys and girls; you have an immediate bond with anyone who serves and they become your family.

Jilly Burr


I was Help for Heroes Lincolnshire County Coordinator for 3 years and a general volunteer 2 years before that. In 2016 I was awarded a Help for Heroes "Above and Beyond" award for helping to develop the "Hero Kids" initiative. I was raised in a military family, with my father serving circa 25 years in the RAF and I still feel that 'big family' bond; it never goes away! It's so important we continue to support military veterans and their families.

We know such a lot of you value our Armed Forces personnel ... serving, veterans and their families.  This is YOUR chance to say, "thank you."
We are looking for valued sponsors to help us with our event.

Of course, any contribution would be warmly and gratefully received and acknowledged here on our website and in print, via our table literature on the night.

Please consider supporting us. Could you ...

  • contribute some funding to our welcome drinks?
  • help with the cost of our table wine?
  • donate some funds to cover the cost of our entertainment?
  • provide us with raffle prizes or special/unique auction prizes?
  • or even provide a tangible service for free or a heavily discounted rate; a photo booth, magician, casino table etc?
  • help with anything that could add to the overall success of the evening?

 Please feel free to contact us and discuss your involvement without any obligation.
  • I will aim to get back to all your emails and requests as soon as I can. Thank you - Jilly