A host of star names and celebrities were on hand for the first City Taxi’s Thank You NHS Gala Ball, in partnership with Sheffield Hospitals Charity, smashing expectations and raising over £140,000 on the night.

The sell-out evening took place in the elegant surroundings of the Winter Gardens and St Paul’s Mercure Hotel in Sheffield, raising funds for the Sheffield Hospitals Charity “We’ve Got You Campaign” in support of NHS Workers.

Opening the event was award winning dance group Flawless. Over dinner, the magical talent of Britain’s Got Talent’s Damien O’Brien and a headline performance from 80’s icon Martin Kemp ramped up excitment. Add into this a menu curated by Michelin Starred Chef Jean Christophe Noveli and the hosting talents of Sheffield’s very own Dan Walker gave guests a night to remember.

One of the most emotional moments of the evening was acknowledging the hard work and determination of our amazing NHS Staff from across Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, with many receiving standing ovations for their efforts.

The funds raised from the evening will go towards the Sheffield Hospitals Charity “We’ve Got You Campaign” specifically aimed at supporting staff from across the hospitals as they come to terms with the aftereffects of the pandemic.

The total raised from the evening currently stands at over £140,001.30 which will go towards kick starting the new campaign.

Martin Kemp said: “What an amazing evening. It’s a privilege to support City Taxi’s and Sheffield Hospitals Charity and their work for our NHS.”

Gareth Aston, CEO of Sheffield Hospitals Charity said: “To raise such an incredible amount in just one evening was an extraordinary achievement and we cannot thank Arnie Singh, the City Taxi team and all of the guests for helping us reach it.”

Arnie Singh, managing director of City Taxi’s said “When we approached Sheffield Hospitals Charity to hold an event in partnership to celebrate and say thank you to our local NHS teams we never imagined the night to be a fraction of the success we had, although we aren’t known for approaching anything with half measures.

Thanks again to everyone involved for getting behind the event and the charity and making it the success it was. The generosity in the room completely blew us all away. I have to give special thanks to Gareth, Sam and the team at SHC who worked tirelessly to make sure the event was perfect for everyone involved.”