The Greatest Showman Ball at The Halston, Carlisle will raise funds for Jigsaw Children’s Hospice

Genesis Homes has announced that it will host its inaugural Charity Ball at The Halston in Carlisle on Saturday 16th November. The theme of the evening is ‘The Greatest Showman’ and will feature fantastic entertainment as well as a live band. The event forms a major part of an 18-month fundraising partnership with Jigsaw Children’s Hospice.

Nicky Gordon, MD for Genesis Homes said “The charity ball will be a fantastic event, and potentially nothing like Cumbria has seen before. Our challenge to ourselves for the ball is definitely go large, or go home as we go all out in organising a night to remember!

“Joking aside, we’re serious about making as much money as we can to help Jigsaw. Their ‘Pay for a Day’ costs £2,126 and covers the entire running costs of their children’s hospice service – for a whole 24 hours. Our aim is to raise enough money to pay for several days, and I’d encourage like-minded companies to dig deep and reserve tables so we can make this a fantastic fundraising event”.

Natalie Bingham, Corporate Relationship Co-ordinator at the Hospice added “Everybody at Jigsaw Children’s Hospice is really excited about this new partnership with Genesis Homes. Already the enthusiasm and passion shown by Nicky and the team at Genesis has been incredible, with lots of exciting events and projects currently in the pipeline; we can’t wait for the ball!

Jigsaw is the Children’s Hospice for the whole of Cumbria, but there are still many people out there who haven’t heard of us which is why charity partnerships like this are so crucial”.

The Charity Ball will mark the high-point of the Charity of the Year partnership between Genesis Homes and Jigsaw that will also include a sponsored 10k run in April (in partnership with Friends of St. Bridget’s), a duck race and many smaller ongoing fundraisers collecting donations at Genesis Homes’ Penrith headquarters.

Genesis Homes is aiming to raise enough in donations through the partnership to fund several days of Jigsaw Children’s Hospice’s operations.

To receive priority information about the Charity Ball and to book a table/s please email:

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  1. For further information, interviews, and images please contact Catherine Watson at Genesis Homes, or 01768 800878.
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Jigsaw is the children’s hospice for Cumbria. From Workington to Appleby, Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle, Jigsaw provides unique care and support to children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses.

Jigsaw’s dedicated team of trained and highly skilled nurses, health care assistants and activity co-ordinators provide the individualised, complex nursing and therapeutic support each child and young adults needs – giving them the chance to have the childhood experiences we would all want for our own children. Jigsaw’s care is offered for free and without obligation.

Every day, Jigsaw needs to raise £2,126.46 from community donations. If people would like to find out more about fundraising in aid of Jigsaw they can visit or call the Fundraising Team on 01228 810801.