Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Carol Wardle, has raised around £5,000 at her glittering charity ball, with a theme which celebrated 40 years of the formation of Rochdale borough.
The lavish event took place at the beautiful Grade I Rochdale Town Hall on Friday, October 17, with guests including the Lady Mayoress, Mayors and Mayoresses from across Greater Manchester, Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk and Liz McInnes, the newly-elected MP for Heywood and Middleton.
The money raised from tickets and a raffle will go towards the Mayor’s charities, which this year are Springhill Hospice, Moorland Home and Heywood Youth Link.
Mayor Carol Wardle said: “It was a spectacular evening and raised a lot of money to benefit three great local causes, as well as celebrating 40 fantastic years since the metropolitan borough was formed.
“I want to thank everyone from all townships of the borough, Middleton, Heywood, Pennines and Rochdale, for buying raffle tickets, as well as the very generous businesses who sponsored the event and provided great raffle prizes. I’m also very grateful to my charity committee for all their hard work and planning, as well as those who bought tickets and attended the ball.”
Guests began with a fizz reception, followed by a fabulous four-course banquet. Music and entertainment was provided by a pop rock trio The Trends, John Alexander and singer and pianist Lydia Gillibrand.
Raffle winners were:
- 1st prize - 7 night Thomson holiday - ticket number 14954;
- 2nd prize - £250 J&D Alexander jewellery
voucher - ticket number 01051;
- 3rd prize - Kindle Fire - ticket number 14830;
- 4th prize - Manchester City premier league
match tickets for two - ticket number 12776;
- 5th prize - Six month Link4Life gym
membership - ticket number 10772.
The Mayor’s next fund raising event is a ghost walk led by Colin Meredith on Saturday, October 25, at 7pm starting from The Baum. To book tickets, which cost £5 please ring 07774152620. There will be a prize for every child wearing Halloween costumes.
There will also be a Ready, Steady, Cook with the Pampered Chef in the Town Hall Bistro at 6.30pm on 19 November tickets. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Lauren on 07956 543077.
The ever popular charity Christmas quiz is available from the Town Hall reception at £1 with a top cash prize of £75.
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