Party revives the Jazz Age in aid of hospital baby unit

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Revellers can take a trip back in time to the era of flapper girls and raucous jazz tunes at a 1920s-themed charity ball in Sheffield.

The Gatsby Ball is happening in October at the Cutlers’ Hall in aid of the city’s special care baby unit at the Jessop wing.

The evening takes its inspiration from the F Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby.

The novel was this year turned into a hit film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Up to 180 guests are expected, and organisers have set the dress code as black or white tie, while ladies are expected to don their best 1920s style finery.

The ball starts at 7pm, and ticket prices include a drink on arrival and a three-course meal, as well as entertainment from a 1920s themed dance band.

Organiser Dr Amanda Wong-Powell said: “A lot of people are under the impression the special care baby unit receives funding from the Children’s Hospital Charity, but this is not the case, and as a result they lack important support and funding from the community.”

Tickets cost £75 individually, £70 each for two or more tickets, and £65 each for a table of 10.

n Visit www.gatsbyball.org.uk for more details.