Lights ball to fund raise for 2015 Blackpool Illuminations

Tickets are still available for the annual Banquet And Ball to raise funds for the Illuminations
Tickets are still available for the annual Banquet And Ball to raise funds for the Illuminations
  • The Friends of Blackpool Illuminations is working with Blackpool Combined Assocation (BCA)
  • To host a fund raising ball to bring in funds to support the 2015 Illuminations
  • The last few tickets are remaining for the annual Banquet And Ball event
  • The event is to be held at Viva Cabaret Bar on Friday night
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The Friends of Blackpool Illuminations are calling for residents, hoteliers and traders to help light up the Promenade while painting the town red.

The group is working with Blackpool Combined Assocation (BCA) to host a fund raising ball to bring in funds to support the 2015 Illuminations.

It’s for the good of the town. Everyone knows we need them and when the budget’s been cut it’s more imperative than ever

The last few tickets are remaining for the annual Banquet And Ball event, in aid of the Blackpool Illuminations Fund, to be held at Viva Cabaret Bar on Friday night.

Organiser Shirley Hunt, chairman of the Friends, said: “It’s a good night out to support the Illuminations. All the money raised goes towards the Lights so we want people to get involved.

“It’s for the good of the town. Everyone knows we need them and when the budget’s been cut it’s more imperative than ever.

“And it’s just a good excuse to get dressed up and have a good time.”

The event has been run previously by holiday trade umbrella group BCA, with the Friends joining them last year for the first time.

Last year’s event raised around £3,000 which was added to the fund for the Lights.

The event on Fridaywill feature a free drinks taster session and complimentary wine as well as an envelope draw and raffles, and a three-course dinner at the cabaret bar on Church Street, Blackpool.

For more information and to book tickets, contact: (01253) 476406

The ball’s dress code is strictly formal dress or dinner jacket. Doors open at 6.15pm for the reception with a 7.15pm start for dinner. Tickets cost £25.