JDR Charity Events

Previous Events

Our Previous Events - Raising £124,000 to date!


Below, just a few of the fabulous charity fundraising events organised by JDR Cable Systems teams globally. Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters.


JDR's 7th Annual Charity Summer Ball 2019 was held from 17:00 to 01:00 on Friday 26th July 2019 at Hardwick Hall Hotel, this year fundraising for Mesothelioma UK and Readley. The theme of this years event, courtesy of none other than Rob and Lucy Smedley, was the famous 'Grand Prix Dinner'.


"2019 was our best ever. We raised an astonishing £20,000 for Mesothelioma UK and Readley!"

JDR's 1st Annual Charity Endurance Karting Race was held from 16:00 to 20:00 on Friday 19th April 2019 at Teesside Karting Middlesbrough, fundraising for Mesothelioma UK and Readley. A SELL OUT EVENT OF 30 TEAMS, THATS 90 RACING DRIVERS, the photos say it all. This event raised a huge £1677. Everyone throroughly enjoyed the event, especially racing against F1 performance engineering legend Rob Smedley himself whom took part!

JDR's 6th Annual Charity Summer Ball 2018 was held from 17:00 to 01:00 on Friday 15th June at Hardwick Hall Hotel, fundraising for Daisy Chain. Hosted by Steve Berry of Radio XS Manchester, TV, Radio and 1990's Top Gear presenter amongst other things! Live music, Fireworks, Auction (including some money can’t usually buy F1 lots), Raffles, our best yet! Sporting Bears Supercar dream rides were on hand, Lamborghini, Aston Martin etc making the event extra special.

JDR Houston Texas USA recently sponsored two teams at the 5th Annual Oilfield Helping Hands Pistol shoot. Since 2003, Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH) has helped oilfield families in critical need of financial assistance. Numerous corporations and hundreds of individuals comprise our membership, and we have provided more than $4.5 million in assistance to those in need. This was a landmark year for the OHH Pistol Shoot! The most teams (41) with 164 people participating; the most sponsors (11); and the most money ever raised to benefit oilfield families in financial crisis. The OHH Pistol Shoot Committee thanked all participants and their companies, the amazing volunteers, our host, Shooters Station Arms and its personnel, and especially OUR SPONSORS for making this year’s event a success. The Piston Shoot raised over $30,000 for the Oilfield Helping Hands Charity. The team led by Billy Pierce placed 12th out of 41+ teams. A great time was had by all!

2014 Charity Summer Ball, our second annual event, our first of many at Hardwick Hall Hotel. Fundraising for Zoes Place Baby Hospice and The Butterwick Hospice.

July 2013, our FIRST Charity Summer Ball which was held at the Staincliffe Hotel, Seaton Carew, raised over £8000 for the Hartlepool and District Hospice.

Coast to Coast 2012, fundraising for Zoes Place Baby Hospice.