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Mayor of Southwark's Charity Ball

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Rupert Ellwood, Jeff Hook
Vinopolis MD Rupert Ellwood and Mayor of Southwark Cllr Jeff Hook

The team behind the Mayor's charity ball has revealed details of this year's event.

Last year's ball saw councillors impress with their dance routines in a bid to raise cash for a diabetes charity.

The 2010 event will be just as much fun, according to the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Jeffrey Hook, who is promising residents an "evening of fine dining and entertainment".

The black tie ball will be in aid of the Mayor's chosen charity Help for Heroes.

Entertainment will include an auction, a raffle, music and dancing, plus one or two surprises still to be announced.

Help for Heroes supports wounded servicemen and servicewomen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The ball is self-funding and the Mayor's team is looking for sponsors to contribute to the cost of the ball. Sponsorship means that all monies from ticket sales go directly to the appeal.

"As Mayor of Southwark for this year I have the great opportunity to champion a cause I am passionate about," says Cllr Jeff Hook.

"Whatever your opinion about our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan our men and women are fighting for this country and sadly often return physically or mentally wounded.

"Although some of the details of this year's ball are still to be finalised, it's looking like it will be another cracker with all the fun and excitement that the borough has come to expect from the event.

"I would encourage people to get their tickets booked early so as not to be disappointed and if there are any businesses or organisations out there looking to get involved, we're still looking for sponsors so please get in touch. It'll be a fantastic evening of fine dining and entertainment and it's a really important cause."

Help for Heroes was launched in October 2007 by a group of friends and service relatives who wished to do something to help the wounded coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan.


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