Celebration ball for forces

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PROUD Wiganers will get the chance to fly the flag for fallen and current serving soldiers in a remembrance evening to mark a milestone anniversary.

Bosses at the Royal Air Forces Leigh Branch isholding its 70th annual “Battle of Britain” celebration ball on Saturday September 7.

Starting from 7.30pm at Formby Hall in Atherton, the evening will be packed with special entertainment throughout until 11.15pm.

Events will include a raffle on the night with grand prizes to be won, live themed music such as the Big Band Sound from the Ashton on Mersey Showband plus special guest vocalist Heather Marie.

Couples, family and friends can dance the night away to classic war-time music and golden oldies.

There will be a strict dress code for attendees on the night which states a black tie, blazer and flannels and lounge suit.

Tickets will cost £12.50 each and this will include a buffet supper.

For more information and to purchase tickets contact either 01942 677106 or 01942 708498. Proceeds will be donated to the charity.