One of the most dazzling events in our social diaries is back. The Divas & Diamonds charity ball returns to Hilton Newcastle Gateshead this Saturday.

The Divas & Diamonds 2018 annual fundraising ball is back for its ninth year and it’s set to be as sparkling as ever – with lashings of luxe glamour, exciting entertainment and fabulous food.

Raising funds for the Graham Wylie Foundation, the female-focused Divas & Diamonds ball will be held at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on Saturday 13 October and is set to be one of the most glamorous events in the North East this year.

This elegant evening will kick off with a drinks reception fit for a diva, complete with drinks, dresses and a ruby red carpet. A fantastic three-course meal will follow, with half a bottle of wine per person, and an evening full of entertainment. Ryan Malloy (from the original cast of Jersey Boys) and Lorraine Crosby will be taking to the stage to get the party started.

Prizes, raffles and auctions will also entertain divas, with an online auction running to people in attendance, as well as those who can’t make the event but still want to do their bit for this great cause. Once again, the ball will be in support of the Graham Wylie Foundation, with all net proceeds from the event going towards the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre in Jesmond. This centre is the first of its kind outside of London and will benefit some of the most isolated groups of children in the North East.

Auction prizes include… 


Afternoon tea and fizz at your home for up to 24 people – includes full afternoon tea and 12 bottles of prosecco… served by two Newcastle Falcons players. To use the prize you need to be able to fit the afternoon tea trailer in your garden. Dates subject to availability/player availability. To be taken 2019. 


A fabulous Florence wall for your any special occasion from Pretty Picture Company. It’s the perfect backdrop for a birthday celebration, baby shower, bridal party or wedding. 


A luxurious Twilight SPArty for up to 10 guests in the hands of Temple Spa at Seaham Hall. Explore an amazing array of Temple Spa products, tap into the skincare guru’s secret top tips and find out how to spa wherever you are. Enjoy four hours spa use (either 10am-2pm, 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm), along with a glass of fizz and an array of pan Asian tapas as part of the SPArty experience.


Lap up the luxury on your very own yacht on a day cruise. Your captain will welcome you and five guests aboard his luxury Sunseeker yacht – Fairline Squadron 58.


Go behind the scenes on an exclusive tour of the Global North East broadcast centre in Newcastle city centre where you’ll join the Capital of Heart breakfast presenters in the studio while the show is going out live. The prize is for two people –  must be available on a weekday at 9am.

Other amazing auction prizes include an overnight stays at The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, Rockliffe Hall, The Waldorf Hilton London, Hilton Glasgow and much more. To take part in this online auction, visit:

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