‘You shall go to the ball’ says Ginny

OLDHAM’S generous-spirited Mayor Cllr Ginny Alexander is insisting townsfolk “shall go to the ball” after sending out borough-wide invitation to her attend her glittering event, writes Ken Bennett.The Mayor says in her personal message: “It is with great excitement that I invite each and every citizen of our great town to my Civic Ball at Queen Elizabeth Hall.

“Guests will be greeted with a champagne reception followed by a four-course dinner prepared by the award winning The White Hart Inn at Lydgate.

“There will be live entertainment from the fantastic Victor Michael and the brilliant Ukrainian Dance Group Podilya.

“There will also be a raffle and a tombola on the evening with some phenomenal prizes.”

Proceeds go to the Mayor’s Appeal Fund, which is supporting eight local charities: Oldham, Dr Kershaw’s, Mahdlo, Stephen Gartland Foundation, Christies at Oldham, RSPCA Oldham, TOG Mind, Pennine Pen Animal Rescue and Action Oldham.

The Mayor declared: “The ball will benefit us, the people of Oldham, directly through my chosen charities.

“I am a local woman, born and bred here. Despite being the Mayor, I am a member of the general public.

“I want to see not only the dignitaries of our community at the ball, but the real ordinary people of Oldham, just like me – the people are who I serve and thank for their constant warmth and support.

My invite is extended to each and every one of them.”

She added: “I really hope I can count on people for their support. I am looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible. Tickets are £40 each and are available now.”

The ball takes place on Friday, February 28 from 6.45pm until late at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, Oldham.

Please contact the Mayor’s Office for further details: email mayors.office@oldham.gov.uk or call
0161 770 4012 / 3927.

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