Mayor’s traditional Christmas tea dance

The Mayor of Wirral’s Christmas Tea Dance is set to get the festive season off to a glittering start, 1.30pm – 4pm on Wednesday 9 December at Wallasey Town Hall.

The annual dance is taking place in aid of the Mayor of Wirral’s charity appeal, with all money from tickets going to benefit the Wirral branch of the Alzheimer’s Society, Clatterbridge hospital’s League of Friends and the North West Air Ambulance.

Tickets cost £5 and people can also give an early Christmas present by sponsoring a ticket for an elderly person who might struggle to find the money for their own ticket, through a list of those who would like to attend provided Age Concern.

Presenting on the day will be BBC Merseyside’s Linda McDermott with the ‘Under the Duvet Crew’ and Lillie Moore with show songs from the heart.

To get dancers truly into the festive mood, there will be mince pies, sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks, made by Wirral Met College catering students.

The Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Les Rowlands, said: “Christmas is a time of year when the community comes together, enjoying each other’s company and having a good time. You don’t need to be a good dancer to appreciate the Christmas Tea Dance, it’ll be a fun afternoon for all and full of festive cheer.

“I want to thank the college and everyone who’s given their time to make this event possible.

“I encourage everyone to get their dancing shoes on and come join in the fun, or sponsor a ticket for someone else who otherwise couldn’t come, to help spread some Christmas joy in our community.”

Tickets and sponsored tickets are available for £5 from the Mayor’s office on (0151) 691 8527, or by visiting the town hall.