The 8th JDR Annual Charity Summer Ball

Supported by the Sporting Bears Motor Club 'Charity Dream Rides'

Friday 27th May 2022 from 17:00

The Event - Sporting Bears Dream Rides for Charity 2022

at the JDR 8th Charity Summer Ball, Friday 27th May 2022 from 17:00


We are incredibly proud and excited that for the 6th year we are offering everyone an open invitation to join us for ‘Sporting Bears Dream Rides’ at the JDR 8th Annual Charity Summer Ball, Friday 27th May 2022, from 17:00 until late at the Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, County Durham. Absolutely everyone is welcome, there is no entry fee to come along, to take a look at the array of supercars on display. What’s even better, for a donation to ’Together 21’ anyone can take a ride in your choice of those incredibly desirable Supercars on display! Every single penny raised from our 2022 ‘Supercar Dream Rides’ event goes to the Together 21. List of cars coming soon!

A ten mile Supercar dream passenger thrill ride from Hardwick Hall Hotel, along some exceptionally fun roads, and back again! Simply arrive, enjoy the event and cars on display, and if you fancy a Supercar dream ride go and see the kind Sporting Bears team on the booking desk and make your dreams come true, for only a £30 donation, it’s as simple as that!

There are some very exciting Sporting Bears automotive icons attending: Lamborghini Murcelago (as seen above!), Lotus Exige 350, Aston Martin Vantage Roadster, Jaguar XKR, Toyota Supra 800+, Morgan, Ariel Atom


Every single penny raised from our 2022 ‘Sporting Bears Dream Rides for Charity’ event goes to Together 21 whom are a project run by the Charity Pioneering Care Partnership (rc no. 1067888) and provide a wide range of fun learning activities to help children and young people aged 0 to 17 with Down Syndrome to develop key skills. Together 21’s activities provide the opportunity to build friendships within peer groups as well as support their development in reaching their full potential. Together 21 helps children with Down syndrome & their parents acquire essential skills to equip them to meet the future with confidence.

Who are the 'Sporting Bears Motor Club'

For the passengers

Your chance to take a ten mile passenger ride in the car of your dreams simply for a donation to charity. The driver is usually the private owner who is donating their car and time for free. ALL the money you donate goes to children’s charities in the UK.


For the drivers

The enjoyment and satisfaction make the rides such a good time that it can become addictive for the drivers and a wonder that the government does not tax it. It’s smiles all round, for the drivers, their passengers, families and friends.


The events
Sporting Bears Dream Rides are organised by the club and run by club members with help from friends, all unpaid volunteers. Exotic Supercars are the obvious favourites, but a wide range of vehicles always proves popular from exotics, sports, and classics, through muscle, replica and kits to vintage.

Why not make a full evening of it?

Join us for the JDR 8th Charity Summer Ball

Why not make a night of it and also join us for the JDR Cable Systems Ltd Hartlepool 8th Charity Summer Ball at 18:00 on Friday 27th May 2022 at the Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, County Durham. Once again raising money for Mesothelioma UK and Readley. The theme for our event this year will be ‘The Bright Colours Ball’!


Our nominated charity, Mesothelioma UK, with the local support group Readley offer a dedicated resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. Together they are dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.

Kicking off at 17:00 in the afternoon and late into the evening The Sporting Bears Motor Club will be offering Dream Rides in a host of high end Supercars in exchange for a requested donation. Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar and Lamborghini to name a few (Sporting Bears are dedicated to supporting children’s charities).


As part of JDR’s commitment to supporting our community we organise events year on year, to raise money in support of our respective local charities. Having now raised £126,000 our charity fundraising efforts just keep getting better and better, a massive thank you to everyone. The cost of this event is £650 per table of 10 or £65 per person. At 19:00 you will then be asked to take your seats when a three-course meal will be served during an evening filled with a celebrity host, live entertainment, raffles, auction and a ‘Disco’ till late.


JDR, Mesothelioma UK and Readley greatly appreciate any support you or your company can give with sponsorship & donations. All donations of experiences, event tickets, services or goods will raise money by their individual auction or raffle. Tickets can be purchased online, in person or by post to Mandy Marriner or Christian Wain at the JDR facility address below. Once again, thank you for your support, we look forward to another spectacular event.