Mayor of Southwark Denise Capstick will mark the end of her year in office with a charity ball in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society to be held at Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society is a charity close to the Mayor's heart, having nursed patients suffering from MS during her time as a Neuro-Ward Sister at Guy's & St Thomas's Hospitals. All profits from the event will be donated to the Southwark branch of the MS Society.
The mayor said: "MS is a condition which could affect any one of us, destroying our career and putting our lives in turmoil. Added to this, the disease is not preventable and services in the community for sufferers are limited. I have cared for patients suffering from the condition, some as young as 25 and this is why I have chosen the MS society as my nominated charity. This is the first charity ball in a number of years, it will be a great night so come along and join the fun!"
The entire event has been organised by the mayor's office. Tickets cost £45, which includes pre-dinner drinks, a 3-course meal with wine, live entertainment and band, a charity auction and an appearance by a Del Boy look-a-like.
• Tickets for the ball are available from the mayor's office at the Town Hall on 020 7525 7303