Town Mayor has spring in his step

The Mayor of Whitby is holding his annual charity ball for local causes next month.

Once again it will be at Larpool Hall with a three course dinner followed by dancing and entertainment.

This will be the third time Cllr John Freeman has put on the “Spring Dinner and Dance” event following two very successful balls over the last two years.

Several thousands of pounds were raised by the two events which were distributed to small local groups and charities.

Last year alone £2000 from the event was handed out to 16 organisations or individuals of all ages.

On the night, taking place on Saturday March 15, there will be entertainment from pupils of the Benson Stage Academy and principal, Julia Trillo is already working on the evening’s routines.

It is also hoped that the town’s air cadets can perform a guard of honour as they have in previous years.

There will be a raffle as well to boost the coffers.

Cllr Freeman said: “The charities we will give to depends on the final amount that we raise but it will be youth projects and the Empty Chair and things of that nature.

“The small charities where our small contribution will make a difference is the idea behind it.

“The last two have been really successful but it is always nerve wracking.

“We are getting together as a team, working with Larpool Hall and the menu looks very tempting again.”

There are still places available for the ball which cost £32 each and special rates for an overnight stay at Larpool Hall.

If you would like a table or a ticket contact the town clerk at Whitby Town Council by Friday February 21 on 01947 820227