Celebration of Motorsport Charity Dinner | Action Medical Research

Welcome to the Celebration of Motorsport Charity Dinner

Culloden Estate & Spa, Holywood

Saturday 1st December 2018 

The 2018 Gala Dinner has now been launched!! Book your tables/tickets today to help save and change tiny lives

Pamela BallantineThe annual Celebration of Motorsport Charity Dinner is in its 24th year, raising almost £600,000 for children’s medical research.  This spectacular evening celebrates all that we love about every aspect of motorsport. We will, once again, be joined by many great personalities, top drivers and riders covering both two-wheel and four-wheel track and road racing.

Our Motorsport dinner celebrates the thrills, spills and sporting achievements of the past year and is the perfect way to kick off the festive season in the company of good friends and some of our motorsport heroes.

This year we are delighted to welcome Sir Patrick Head, co-founder and former Engineering Director of the Williams Formula One team, as our guest speaker.

As always, we look forward to a fantastic auction, delivered by the highly entertaining Richard Livingston who will tempt us with an array of one-off items and amazing experiences.  The fast-paced evening will be hosted, as ever, by our NI Charity Chair, the ebullient Pamela Ballantine who we can rely on to deliver the perfectly timed, inter-course entertainment.

Pammie Jeremy Our Celebration of Motorsport Dinner, delivered and driven by the SPARKS NI committee, looks forward to seeing faces old and new and to another fabulous night.

We will, once again, be joined by many great personalities, top drivers and riders, covering both two-wheel and four-wheel track and road racing.

Looking back, we have a fabulous record of top class speakers and guests.  See below and for our wonderful gallery of photos.

We expect this year’s event to be a sell-out once again, so whether you are looking to entertain clients, hold your office Christmas party or are simply looking for a great night out with friends, get your tickets booked now!


Driving Force

Pamela Ballantine

Jeremy McWilliams

Maurice Hamilton

Geoff McConville

Gladys Greer

Ashleigh Jones

Tony Jardine

Drew Wylie

2018 Speakers

Sir Patrick Head
Sir Patrick Head
Colin Turkington
Colin Turkington

Recent special guests

Malcolm Wilson OBE
2017 Malcolm Wilson OBE
Elfyn Evans
2017 Elfyn Evans
Tommy Byrne
2017 Tommy Byrne
Tony Jardine
2016 Jimmy McRae & Steve Parrish 
Sir Jackie Stewart
2015 Sir Jackie Stewart
Ari Vatanen
2014 Ari Vatanen
Damon Hill
2013 Damon Hill
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