After an extremely tough couple of years for our Sheffield NHS staff, City Taxis proudly present the inaugural Thank You NHS Gala Ball in partnership with Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

Get set for an evening of glitz and glamour where we bring together our friends for a night of wining, dining and first-class entertainment.

We are honoured to present five awards recognising the commitment, efforts and resilience of individuals and teams working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Nominations are open to staff and members of the public. Nominate Here

This fabulous event allows us to say the most heartfelt thank you to our NHS staff across Sheffield for their courage, their compassion and their wonderful care and will support the great work provided by Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

On the night!

Our exclusive evening will commence with a sparkling drinks reception at the stunning Winter Gardens, the largest urban glasshouse in Europe and right in the heart of the City.

We move to The Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa, our home for the evening, where guests will be treated to a fabulous 3-course dinner curated by multi-Michelin star and 5/5 AA Rosette winning Chef, Author and Restaurateur Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Jean-Christophe is known around the globe for his amazing cooking artistry, and we are delighted to have him join us as our guest chef. He’ll give us an exclusive insight into his menu creation and will take questions from our guests.

Our host for the City Taxis Thank You NHS Gala Ball is the wonderful Dan Walker. 

Dan has been at the helm of the UK’s most popular morning TV show – BBC Breakfast – since 2016. In the autumn of 2021 Dan joined the cast of BBC 1’s most popular entertainment show, Strictly Come Dancing. Previously Dan presented the award-winning Football Focus on BBC1. He continues to regularly present Match of the Day as well as the BBC’s NFL Show alongside former players Jason Bell and two-time Super Bowl winner Osi. Dan is proud to live in Sheffield and we are proud to have him as our host.

The iconic Martin Kemp saw global success in Spandau Ballet, played a lead role in The Krays, appeared in Eastenders, Gogglebox and currently hosts his TV show with his son Roman. Martin will trade his bass for the decks as he becomes our very own DJ for the evening. Get up close and personal with a legend, spinning the biggest and best hits from the 80's.

The entertainment doesn't stop there. We'll be joined by Damien O'Brien, the magic world's gifted boy wonder and leader of the new school of street magicians. From the final of Britain's Got Talent where he wowed Simon Cowell to appearances on numerous TV shows, working with the world's biggest brands from Disney to Nike and performing for influential celebrities, Damien will perform a routine that will simply blow minds! 

Guests can expect an unrivalled programme of entertainment, a thrilling live auction and a silent auction that offers truly magnificent money can't buy prizes and experiences.

Amongst our auction items is a six-night safari stay at the Mantis collection in South Africa.

Booking Form

You can request your table for the evening here. Tables of 10 to this exclusive evening are £2,000.

Drinks Pre-order

You can pre-order additional drinks for the evening here

Rooms Rates Available

We have a number of rooms at The Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel held at a preferential rate. Please contact the hotel directly on 0114 278 2000 quoting Thank You NHS to make a room booking and secure your rate.

  • Classic Doubles @ £112.00 including Breakfast

  • Exec Suites @ £175.00 including Breakfast

  • Junior Suites @ £160.00 including Breakfast

This is a fully flexible rate and can be cancelled up to 2 pm on the day of arrival. Rate is guaranteed to stay the same. Rates are based on single occupancy. Double occupancy carries a £10.00 supplement to cover the additional breakfast. Rates include Vat, Wi-Fi, full buffet breakfast, use of the 18.2m swimming pool, thermal suite and gym.