ABP sponsors the 2016 Mayor's Charity Ball

January 13, 2016

The first planning committee meeting at The Mayor’s Parlour.
(L-R) Jo Dixie, marketing director at PSP Logistics; David Wardell, publisher and editor of Inventricity; Sharon Gilbert, Mayor’s Office at Southampton City Council; The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Southampton Councillor Linda Norris; Gill Gould, partner at Carswell Gould; Katie Osman, marketing and projects at ABP Southampton

ABP Southampton has announced it will be the named sponsor of this year’s annual Mayor’s Charity Ball on 18 March 2016.

The ABP Mayor’s Ball, which has a sparkling ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ theme, will take place at St Mary’s Stadium, the home of Southampton FC. It will feature a three-course meal, live entertainment from Bournemouth-based band Bourne to Swing, charity auction, compered by Mike Osman, and strictly special guests.

The event will raise money for The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Southampton Councillor Linda Norris’s chosen charities: The Rose Road Association, Southampton Air Cadets and the Saints Foundation.

The Mayor, Councillor Norris, said: “As Admiral of the Port, I am absolutely delighted to have ABP Southampton as headline sponsor of my ball. It is going to be a glittering event – the more sequins the better – for causes very close to my heart and those of the people in Southampton. I urge you all to buy your tickets quickly, as they will go fast.”

Clive Thomas, port manager, said: "We are thrilled to sponsor the Mayor’s Charity Ball this year. It is set to be a truly special night in Southampton. The port is dedicated to supporting the Mayor in her endeavours to raise as much money as possible for three of the region’s worthiest causes and to put on a spectacular night.”

Tickets have now been released, at a cost of £50 per person. Tables of 8 and 10 are available and, if you are on your own, a communal table is available for like-minded people. To book your place, contact: mayorsoffice@southampton.gov.uk.

To find out more about the Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Linda Norris, visit: www.southampton.gov.uk/council-democracy/councillors/mayor-sheriff/