PARTY-GOERS are set to have an evening of fun to raise funds for spinal injury charities.

The Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) in Gobowen is among the charities set to benefit from the Mad Hatter's Ball at Chester Town Hall.

The now bi-annual ball - which returns on Saturday, October 13 - is the brainchild of Marketing Cheshire events manager Leonie Hallam.

Her son Mathew, who was paralysed from the chest down after being hit by a car in late 2014, was treated at the centre.

Leonie said: "Anyone who enjoys a great night out together with delicious food, brilliant live music and lots of dancing will love this spectacular black-tie event. Maybe it will be the excuse to meet up to celebrate a birthday or just get together with friends.

"Whatever the reason, it promises to be a great night out.

"Though the dress code is black tie, we welcome anyone who wants to embrace the ‘Mad Hatter’ theme. This is about celebrating life and having fun while raising much-needed cash for two great causes."

Proceeds from the ball will be split between MCSI and the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (NSIF).

The ball will start at 7pm and end at 1am. It is a black tie event but party-goers are encouraged to embrace the Mad Hatter theme. Like the previous flamboyant Moulin Rouge Ball in 2016, the event is open to all and guests can expect the unexpected.

Tickets cost £55 per ticket with tables of 10 receiving a £5 discount per person. This includes a welcome drink, three-course dinner, live music, raffle, silent auction plus more events on the night.

Reduced price tickets (£36) are available for 16-21 year olds.

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