One of the highlights of the Ipswich calendar, the Mayor’s Charity Ball, is fast approaching and there are a few tickets left for those who don’t want to miss out.
The venue for the Mayor’s Ball on Saturday 25th March is, appropriately, the Grand Hall of the Corn Exchange and the Mayor, Councillor Roger Fern, will begin the evening by greeting guests at a special reception.
The Mayor said: “This will be followed by a grand four-course meal, along with some splendid entertainment, including an auction, cabaret and a tombola. Guests will also be raising money for my charities – The Alzheimer’s Society and IHAG (The Chapman Centre).”
These two charities are selected by the Mayor and supported throughout the year, culminating at this final fund-raising evening. The Alzheimer’s Society is a key partner in the Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance (IDAA) in working towards Ipswich being recognised as a dementia-friendly town.
Ipswich Housing Action Group (IHAG) provides a wide range of services to homeless and marginalised people in Ipswich. One of the key services that IHAG manages is the Chapman Centre on the corner of Chapman Lane and Black Horse Lane.
This year’s charity ball has support from “We Are Ipswich”, a local collective of arts and cultural organisations from across the town. The group is dedicated to not only improving the cultural offer of the town but also making Ipswich a world class place to live, visit and work.
This year, they have partnered with the Mayor to provide entertainment and the New Wolsey Theatre’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto Band will have you on your feet, dancing the night away! A very special performance will take place after dinner by DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Students Chandi Brading and Harri Eiffert. Playful 6, has been created in collaboration with the dancers and choreographer Stuart Goodwin. The DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training is one of ten National Centres for Advanced training aimed at young people aged 10-18years with exceptional potential in dance who are looking to pursue a professional dance career.
Tickets are £65 per person (£600 for a table of 10) and are available from the Mayor’s Office: phone 01473 432641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org