Details have been announced for this year's mayor's charity ball which takes place in March.

The mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Cllr Parwaiz Akhtar, will host the fundraising event on Saturday, March 2 at King George's Hall in Blackburn. 

The event includes a three-course dinner and entertainment.

This year, Cllr Akhtar has selected three charities to support during his mayoral year: ELHT&Me, East Lancashire Hospice and Nightsafe. 

ELHT&Me is the official charity of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and dedicated to enhancing healthcare services, facilities, and equipment. 

The East Lancashire Hospice focuses on offering compassionate care and support to patients receiving end-of-life care. 

Nightsafe addresses the plight of homeless and vulnerable young people in Blackburn with Darwen and offers accommodation, day centres information, advice, and guidance. 

Tickets are priced at £40 per person. 

To reserve your place(s), please email the Mayor's Office at or call 01254 585229. 

Ticket requests will close on Tuesday, February 20 and with more than 60 per cent of tickets already sold, it's recommended to reserve promptly.