Manchester’s luxury five-star hotel, The Lowry Hotel, will host the prestigious Maggie’s Costume Charity Ball for its fourth year on Saturday 28 March 2020 and has announced this year’s theme as the Victorian era.

Guests are invited to attend the annual charity ball in period fancy dress, inspired by one of the region’s most flamboyant happenings when, in 1828, generous philanthropists from the North West attended the extravagant Manchester Ball to raise money for local charities.

The ball was reimagined and brought back almost 200 years later by the Lowry Hotel’s General Manager, Adrian Ellis, alongside Jasmine Watson and Carolyn Mellor of Homes4U.

The annual event raises funding to support the Maggie’s Centres that provide essential support to patients and families affected by cancer.

Last year, the Maggie’s Costume Charity Ball was attended by over 100 guests and raised a grand total of £16,110 for Maggie’s Centres nationwide.

The event is supported by the Royal Exchange’s costume hire department, which rents out costumes from 40 years of productions. Their costumes cover all periods from the Romans to the 1950s, with an extensive range of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian outfits.

Adrian Ellis, General Manager of The Lowry Hotel, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the fourth annual charity ball for Maggie’s at The Lowry Hotel and to be keeping an esteemed Manchester tradition alive. The ball is always enormous fun and Maggie’s is a very worthy cause close to our hearts.”

Tickets are currently on sale for £99 per person and include welcome drinks, entertainment, a three-course dinner, DJ, raffle and an auction of tremendous prizes. 

To purchase tickets, email rachael.fitton@thelowryhotel.com or call Maggie’s Manchester on 0161 641 4857.

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