Get your special-days frocks on and brush up on your blackjack rules – you can die another day, but you can’t miss this year’s Benevolent Northern Ball.
To add to this cinematic theme, for the first time this year the ball is organised jointly between The North West Wine and Spirit Association and The Benevolent charity itself. Cheshire luxury hotel The Mere, which also boasts a spa and championship golf course, will go all casino royale for your eyes only, with a champagne reception, a four-course meal, in-theme entertainment and, of course, a Bond tribute band.
Sounds like lots of fun, but remember it’s all for a good cause – the funds raised through the tombola and the evening’s auction will be used by The Benevolent to support members of the on-trade facing hardships.
It’s all happening on November 21 – tickets are £140 per person, and there’s currently an early bird package on sale for groups of 10 with some special offers…