THE Lord Mayor of York is hosting a black-tie ball next month, the final fundraising event in his civic year.

York’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Chris Cullwick, will host a grand ball at the Guildhall in St Helen’s Square, on Saturday, May 18.

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Chris Cullwick said: “Our historic Guildhall is a wonderful setting for our final fundraising event.

“With a great atmosphere, fantastic food and superb live music this will be a memorable evening helping to raise much needed funds for two vital local charities with whom we have enjoyed working through this civic year.”

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A spokesperson for the Lord Mayor said this year’s charities included Snappy, working with children with a range of disabilities and York Women’s Counselling Service, supporting vulnerable women irrespective of their financial circumstances.

York Press: The ball marks the final fundraising event in this civic yearThe ball marks the final fundraising event in this civic year (Image: Newsquest)

The historic role has featured in the news recently as changes to the position of Lord Mayor of York were approved to save £10,000 in a City of York Council decision meeting on February 21.

Cllr Margaret Wells is set to become the next Lord Mayor of York following a nomination from Leader of the City of York Council, Cllr Claire Douglas at the full council budget meeting on February 22.

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