Watch Ruby Wax in action at the Mayor's Charity Ball

Press Release: 06/02/2007

Tickets are still available to the Grand 1940s Big Band Extravaganza to be held at the Winchester Guildhall on Friday, February 16.

A ticket price of £50 includes a delicious dinner, dancing to the Big Band, as well as a luxury prize draw and auction by celebrity guest Ruby Wax, who will be assisted by Graham Evans.

Of the 40-plus generous donations received, the prize draw includes a tour of the Houses of Parliament by MP Mark Oaten, a round for two at Alresford Golf Club, and South Winchester Golf Club, a £50 Beales voucher and various wines, foods, and tickets to cultural events.

The exclusive auction prizes include one week's holiday in a chalet in Haute Nendaz, a week's holiday in a cottage on the Welsh coast, a case of Champagne and a signed Saints shirt.

The ball which begins at 7.30pm will be a black tie affair, though more adventurous guests are encouraged to get into the spirit of the evening and dress in 1940s-style costume.

Tickets are available from the Mayor's Office: Abbey House, The Broadway, Winchester, or (01962) 848 259.

Mayor Sue Nelmes' chosen charities for 2006/7 are Basics Bank, Emmaus Hampshire, Naomi House Children's Hospice and Samaritans (Winchester and District).