Lord Mayor’s ball aims to support charities

Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Frank Jonas with Bernard the bear
Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Frank Jonas with Bernard the bear
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ROMANCE, music and fundraising will all be part of the fun at this year’s annual Valentine’s Ball.

Hosted by Portsmouth’s Lord Mayor Councillor Frank Jonas, the charity event will aim to raise £1,000 for up to 29 smaller charities across the city.

Cllr Jonas said he was looking forward to the black-tie ball on Saturday, February 13, which takes place at the Portsmouth Guildhall.

He said: ‘We are pulling out all the stops and bringing a bit of romance.

‘There will be a raffle and an auction with a lot of great prizes. I hope a lot of people will come along and support the ball and support the charities.’

Cllr Jonas said the ball hoped to have a wide impact by fundraising for dozens of charities instead of focusing on one or two.

He said: ‘That kind of money can have a vast impact for smaller charities.

‘We just want to help as many different groups as we can.’

Charities which should benefit from the ball include young person’s support group Off the Record and the Portsmouth Deaf Centre.

Entertainment will include Tom Canning performing as Tom Jones and DJ Steve Kingsley.

The ball will run from 7pm to midnight and tickets are £50. Sponsors are Richmond Hyundai and AndiCars.

Call Heather Emery on 07818 088332 or heather.emery@btconnect.co.uk for more information.