Charity ball has that 1940s swing

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THE spirit of the Glen Miller era will be revived in Sheffield as South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord swings back to the 1940s for its annual ball.

The Step Back to 1945 fundraising event, at Baldwin’s Omega on Psalter Lane in Brincliffe in Sheffield on November 19, aims to capture the nostalgia and patriotism of the war years - without any of the rationing!

“It’s going to be an evening of true 1940s glamour and nostalgia,” said Tina Harrison, fundraising manager for Lost Chord, the charity that provides interactive musical experiences for people with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region.

“We’ll have the brilliant Junction 33 Dance Band playing the hits of the era throughout the evening and we’ll be capturing the atmosphere of the ’40s with White Lady cocktails, the dance hall favourites of that time and some special surprises.”

Tickets to the ball cost £60 but there is a £5 discount if you book before October 7.

“It’s going to be a great evening but, at the same time, turning back the clock in this way does tie in directly to the work of Lost Chord as so often people living with dementia relate only to the past,” said Tina.

“So as we take to the floor for the Jitterbug we’ll be helping those people who helped to give us our freedom and now need our support.”

To book a ticket or to find out more about the charity visit www.lost-chord.org.uk or call 01709 811 160.