THE Royal Hotel in Ventnor will host a gala dinner and dance to raise funds for Mountbatten.

The black tie event will include a four course dinner, raffle and auction, plus an appearance by actor and singer Jess Conrad.

Auction prizes will include a holiday in Mallorca, a signed Leeds United FC shirt, VIP tickets to watch Wigan Athletic FC with club legend Joe Royle and tickets tickets to Cliff Richard's Great 80 birthday tour — which includes a meet and greet with Sir Cliff.

The event will take place on Friday, December 13, and guests will be welcomed with a champagne reception, courtesy of Red Funnel.

Organiser Sara Causier said: “We’re very lucky to have such fantastic support of local businesses and international celebrities to raise money for our much loved charity, Mountbatten.

“I’m delighted both special friends Jess Conrad and Sir Cliff Richard have kindly given their support for what promises to be a wonderful evening of entertainment and fun."

Tickets are available from Sara by emailing or calling 07484 738697.

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