Join the Mayor in a tango at his charity dance

Mayor Graham Marsden is getting ready for his charity dinner and dance on March 17 – and tickets are selling fast.

The event kicks off at 7pm for 7.30pm at the Floral Hall, Winter Garden, and boasts a three-course dinner followed by a dancing and a tango cabaret.

The charity bash is in aid of the Mayor's chosen charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

Councillor Graham Marsden said: "I have been very pleased with the splendid positive response for tickets but there is still room for more at the Winter Garden.

"This is an opportunity that should not be missed. Raising funds to reduce the tragic unexpected loss of young people from undiagnosed heart disease is very important.

"I hope that as many residents as possible will support me on Friday March 17 to have fun but with a serious purpose."

The 11-piece band Pzass will be playing after dinner and tango formation team Los Tangueros will be giving a demonstration.

Raffle prizes include a night for two at the top class Bonnington Hotel in London, dinner for two in the Garden Restaurant at the Grand Hotel, family membership for a year at Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, and 'Keeper for the Day' at Drusillas Park.

Tickets costing £30 and can be obtained by sending a cheque, made payable to The Mayor of Eastbourne's Charity, to Miss B Chwatow, Mayor's Office, Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UG. Or call 415020.

Individuals or couples are welcome to purchase tickets, plus complete tables seating eight are also available.

CRY was chosen as this year's Mayoral charity, not only because of its importance in raising awareness of this type of sudden death and providing support for grieving families, but also because a young Cavendish School student, known the the Mayor during his teaching career, died suddenly.