People can escape the winter blues at the Mayor of Bolton’s Charity Ball.
Tickets are on sale for the annual fundraiser which this year has a Caribbean theme.
The black tie event at the Albert Halls Bolton on Friday, March 9 features entertainment by the steel band Band One, comedian Carl Schofield and the popular covers band Freddie. The evening starts with a drinks reception at 6.30pm and guests will enjoy a three course meal.
Catering students from Bolton College will once again take part in a competition to create a dessert for the menu with the winning recipe chosen by The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Roger Hayes. Art and design students from the college will also design the room decorations.
The charity ball is the Mayor’s main fundraising event of the year. It is in aid of his chosen charities which are Urban Outreach, City of Sanctuary and NHS Bolton Hospital Charitable Trust.
Cllr Hayes said: “This is always a popular event and I am looking forward to the evening which promises a much-needed escape from the winter weather.
“We have a great line-up of entertainment and I am pleased that some of the very talented young people from Bolton College will again be involved - I can’t wait to see their decorations and taste the desserts that they come up with.
“Most importantly the ball will raise money for three charities which provide vital services for some of our most vulnerable people.”
Bill Webster, Principal of Bolton College, added: “As always we are delighted to be involved with the Mayor’s Charity Ball. First and foremost it raises money for some very worthwhile causes. It is also an excellent opportunity for our students to get involved and showcase the talent we have within college.
“I am sure that the Mayor will have a very special night and be left with some lovely memories.”
The ball is sponsored by The Emerson Group.
Tickets cost £36.50 from www.alberthalls-bolton.co.uk or 0843 208 0500.