Manchester’s historic charity event Maggie’s Ball returns

After a two-year hiatus, the legendary costume ball Maggie’s Costume Charity Ball will finally return to the Lowry Hotel.

Guests are officially invited to attend the extravagant costume ball to help recreate history and raise funds for those affected by cancer.

The ball was originally inspired by one of Manchester’s most awe-inspiring – and flamboyant – historic events, which has seen generous philanthropists from across the North West attend the Manchester Ball to raise money for local charities since 1828.

The original celebration was attended by around 3,400 guests who, according to press reports at the time, partied until seven a.m. – nearly three hours after the band attempted to close the proceedings with a performance by God Save The King.

Hotel Lowry

It’s good to see that some things haven’t changed in the city.

Either way, the ball was redesigned and brought back nearly 200 years later by Lowry Hotel general manager Adrian Ellis alongside Homes4U’s Jasmine Watson and Carolyn Mellor.

The event raises funds to support Maggie’s Centers which provide essential support to cancer patients and families, and is supported by The Royal Exchange’s costume department, which hires costumes from forty years of productions and spans all historical periods.

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Maggie’s Costume Charity Ball has proven to be a huge success for present-day Mancunians, with its latest event in 2019 raising a grand total of £16,110 for Maggie Centers nationwide.

And now, after being postponed twice thanks to the Covid pandemic, Maggie’s Ball is back.

Adrian Ellis, General Manager of the Lowry Hotel, said after returning from the ball: “We are delighted to be hosting the ball again. This is a great opportunity to support our partner charity and get back to fundraising. We expect to see fabulous costumes and the tables will probably sell out quickly.

Hotel Lowry

Maggie’s costume charity ball is scheduled for Saturday March 26from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Lowry Hotel.

Tickets are on sale now for £99 per personand include welcome drinks, entertainment, a three-course dinner, DJ, singer, raffle and awesome prize auction.

You can reserve your seat or table by contacting The Lowry Hotel on 0161 827 4000 or [email protected]

While guests are welcome to attend in their own period dress, the Royal Exchange Costume Department is offering a reduced rate of £50 for a costume hire which includes all accessories, boots and hats. Visit the Royal Scholarship website for more information.

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