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Great Gatsby glamour for Mayor’s ball

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This year’s annual Mayor’s charity ball will be dripping with style thanks to a Great Gatsby theme.

The annual event, which raises thousands for charity, will be held at the Copthorne Hotel on Friday 5 April.

200 tickets are available for the event which features a sit down three course meal, live entertainment, music, dancing, games, a charity auction, raffle and more. Tickets cost £38, but people are advised to book quickly as last year these sold out within four weeks.

While flapper dresses and spats are optional, the ball is an opportunity to dress up and enjoy an evening of civic celebration as it is also the venue for the prestigious Civic Awards. Each year, the awards recognise the borough’s unsung heroes in the fields of sport, art, community spirit, education, business and environment.

Each award is sponsored by a local business drawn from the Mayoral Business Club, these will be revealed on 6 February with nominations open to the public on 8 February.

Councillor Alan Taylor, Mayor of Dudley, said:

The Mayor’s Ball and Civic Awards provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those people who give their time and energy to their communities and it’s a pleasure to be able to recognise their hard work at his high profile event.
Last year’s tickets sold out really quickly, so I would recommend anyone wishing to come along to book as soon as the tickets are available at the end of the month.
I’m looking forward to the ball itself but more importantly to meeting those dedicated people who help to make the borough a place we’re all proud to call home.”

Tickets will be available to buy from Monday 28 January at www.mayorofdudley.org.uk/civicawards Nomination for the Civic Awards will be open on the site from Friday 8 February.

The Mayor of Dudley’s charities are Headway Black Country, the Hope Centre, Halesowen and White House Cancer Support

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