Mayor's Charity Ball tickets launch

Friday, 11 January 2019

The countdown to the annual charity ball hosted by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Scarborough, got underway today (Friday 11 January).

The Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Joe Plant and Mrs Margaret Plant, and members of the Mayor’s Charity Ball Committee gathered at the Town Hall in Scarborough to mark the start of the promotion of the Mayor’s Charity Ball, which will take place on Friday 29 March in the Ocean Room at Scarborough Spa.

The fundraising spectacular will be based on the Mayor’s theme for his mayoral year, which is ‘Healthy Hearts’. Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of the English Football League, will be the guest speaker at the ball and has kindly waived his appearance fee. There will be live music from the Twilight Singers and band, 5 Divide, throughout the evening. A Grand Draw for a wide range of prizes will take place and local auctioneer, David Duggleby, will be the voice of the evening’s charity auction.

The main sponsor of the Mayor’s Charity Ball is Transpennine Express. Other organisations, including Booker, Raithwaite Estate, SIV and Smarts Wholesale Fruit and Vegetables are supporting the event by donating goods or services free of charge.

All monies raised from the evening will benefit local charities and organisations throughout the Borough of Scarborough, which will include Whitby, Scarborough and Filey. Funds will be distributed by the Borough of Scarborough Community Fund Committee later this year.

Dress code for the evening will be lounge suit and cocktail/evening dress. Tickets, priced at £40 per person, will include a three course meal. Tables of ten places can be purchased together for large groups. Anyone that would like to reserve tickets or find out more information should email civicoffice@scarborough.gov.uk or call 01723 232423.

Cllr Joe Plant, Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough said:

"The Mayor’s Charity Ball is one of the biggest highlights of the mayoral year. It’s a fantastic opportunity to raise money for local causes and at the same time enjoy a wonderful evening with family, friends or colleagues. The Mayoress and I will be working with the Rotary Club of Scarborough and the team at Scarborough Spa to put on a really great event and we look forward to welcoming many new and familiar faces."

Dr Ian Holland, President of the Rotary Club of Scarborough added:

"The Rotary Club of Scarborough is delighted and honoured to be working on the Mayor's Charity Ball with the Mayor and Mayoress. It should be a great occasion giving us the opportunity to raise money for the local community. Please bring along your friends and enjoy the thrill of the ball!"

Organisations and individuals that would like to donate a prize for the Grand Draw or an item for the charity auction, either in the form of a product or an experience, should email civicoffice@scarborough.gov.uk

Picture of Mayor and Mayoress and Rotarians at the ticket launch for the 2019 Mayor's Charity Ball