An Enchanted Evening planned to raise vital funds for local charities

Published on 9th January 2018

Mayor event flyer

Cheltenham residents, dignitaries and businesses are invited to come and join the Mayor of Cheltenham Councillor Klara Sudbury, for her Civic Ball - An Enchanted Evening.

This fundraising black tie event, aims to raise money for the two local charities that the Mayor is supporting through her charity appeal.

The Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity’s Focus Fund provides vital equipment and support for cancer patients at Cheltenham General Hospital. The Hollie Gazzard Trust was set up following the murder of Hollie by a former partner and works to raise awareness of and tackle domestic abuse.

This very special evening takes place at Manor by the Lake on Friday 23 February 2017, with tickets on sale for £50 per person. All profits will go to the mayor’s chosen charities.

Guests will enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the Manor House before sitting down to a delicious three course dinner at 7.30pm in the ballroom. Dance music will be provided by skiffle-pop rascals Thrill Collins and there will also be a raffle and auction.

Councillor Klara Sudbury said: “Manor by the Lake is a magical location for what I hope will be a very memorable evening.  During my mayoral year I have wanted to bring some fun to the role of Mayor whilst raising a lot of money for two great local charities. I am delighted that Thrill Collins are bringing their own brand of funky pop covers to my civic ball. This event is a really important part of my mayoral year; it promises to be a night to remember.”

Tickets are available from Jennie Ingram, telephone 01242 264108 or email

For media enquiries please contact: Jemima Lawson communications officer 01242 775 050 or email

Notes to Editor

The ticketed event takes place Friday 23 February between 7pm-Midnight at Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham                            

The Hollie Gazzard Trust exists to help reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges.

The Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity raises funds to make a real difference for their patients, their families and the staff who treat them and work at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals as well as the Stroud Maternity Unit.