A James Bond-themed ball to raise money for the mayor’s charities in Stafford took on another spy like twist with the news that a helicopter ride is one of the auction prizes.
The Mayor of Stafford Borough’s ‘Diamonds are Forever’ Ball marks the Queen’s Jubilee and 50 years of Bond films.
The Mayor, Councillor Bryan Cross MBE and Mayoress, Lily Cross, will be hosting the event at the Ingestre Suite at Staffordshire County Showground on Friday 7 December. The sparkling evening starts with a martini reception at 7.15pm followed by a three-course dinner at 8pm, the charity auction and raffle, 007-themed entertainment and dancing to live band ‘Intrigue’.
All proceeds from the evening go to the Mayor of Stafford Borough’s nominated charities which are Katharine House Hospice and Oak Tree Farm Rural Project.
As a tribute to the world’s most recognised secret agent, one of the auction prizes is a ride for three in a Robinson R44 helicopter (pictured), courtesy of Miles Brough, of local aluminium and industrial waste processor, the JBMI Group.
Other auction prizes on the night include a day or night at Wolverhampton Racecourse with a three-course meal in Horizons Restaurant and post-race entertainment, a tour of the House of Commons with afternoon tea and a cast bronze model of a Hercules Aircraft.
Tickets for the Ball cost £38.50 per person with tables seating 10 or 12 guests.
For more information and to reserve your tickets visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/mayors-diamond-ball, call 01785 619 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday 8 November 2012.