All set for the mayor’s ball Spa

Words and photo by Dave Barry

Tickets are on sale for an annual civic fundraiser at the Spa Ocean Room.

The Mayor’s Ball, on Friday 9 March, is organised by the mayor and mayoress - Martin and Cherry Smith - and the Rotary Club of Scarborough.

Last year’s raised £4,500 for the Mayoress's Community Fund, which is shared out among local good causes.

The ball will feature entertainment from the Rich Adams Trio, with Rich on guitar and lead vocals, Mark Gordon on keyboards and Rowan Oliver on drums. They will play everything from dinner-jazz and Sinatra-style swing to rock and pop.

There will be a fundraising silent auction. Lots include a piece of jewellery designed by James Haywood of Rosh jewellers, based on mayor Martin Smith’s theme, which is Inspiring Youth - Our Future; a VIP ticket to a Manchester United game, courtesy of Peace of Mind Financial Services; and a pre-match lunch at the rugby club for a group.

The event will be compered by impresario and comedian Tony Peers, who says: “Having seen what’s on offer and the list of this year’s prizes, I am really excited and optimistic that we can not only have a great night but raise lots of money and hopefully we may even surpass the sums previously raised”.

Those attending the ball will wear dinner jackets and cocktail dresses or ball gowns.

It will start at 7pm.

Tickets cost £40 or £380 for a table of 10. To book, ring 232309 or email