Crypt Factor is on track to surpass the £1m mark

This week’s Crypt Factor is on track to take the total amount of money raised for charity to more than £1m, since the event’s inception in 2007, which will be boosted further by a major auction prize donated by First Direct Arena.

The event will see nine solo acts and groups perform in front of a sell-out audience of almost 1,000 members of the North of England’s property community at Elland Road this Thursday 13 June, in a spectacular show delivered by audio and visual partner, Ayre Event Solutions.

The acts will be judged by a panel from the show’s organising committee and main sponsors, comprising Craig Burrow from Town Centre Securities PLC, Dawn Allen from Pinsent Masons and Garry Howes from GV&Co.

The event will again be compered by Ben Hall from NorthCap.

All the money raised this year will be split between Leeds-based charities, St George’s Crypt and Yorkshire Property Charitable Trust.

First Direct Arena has also donated a box for 16 people, which includes a meal and £500 worth of drinks, which will be auctioned during the evening.

The winning bidder will then get to choose a big name event to attend, with the options comprising Kings of Leon, Peter Kay, Jimmy Carr, Niall Horan, Alice Cooper, Journey, UB40 & Soul II Soul, The Script, Craig David and Simply Red. 

Craig Burrow, from Town Centre Securities PLC, said: “Surpassing the £1m mark will make this a very special year for Crypt Factor and speaks volumes about the generosity of the North of England’s property and construction industries, which always support this event wholeheartedly.

“It also reinforces why Crypt Factor is easily one of the North of England’s most successful charity fundraising events.

“We’re also very grateful to First Direct Arena for its very generous donation, which should be another significant boost for our charities.

“Being able to offer the winning bidder a choice of artists and dates will also mean this superb auction prize appeals to as many people as possible, so we’re excited to see how much it raises.

“There’s no doubt that Thursday night will be one to remember!”

In addition to Crypt Factor’s main sponsors, additional support is provided by the event’s official media partner,, Candid PR, Anderson Advertising & Property Marketing and Roxy. 

Anyone wanting to find out more about Crypt Factor can email or DM on X at @cryptfactor or via the Yorkshire Property Charitable Trust’s Linkedin page.