Walsall Mayor’s Gala Show to be staged at community centre

The Mayor of Walsall’s Gala Show is taking place in Pelsall next month.

More than a dozen acts, including former New Faces entrant Mike Johns, pianist Edward Lee, organist and vocalist Chris Booth and Gavin Newman, known locally as “The Voice of Swing,” are set to appear at Pelsall Community Centre on Friday, July 15.

There will also be performances from dancers and comedians and net proceeds will boost the Mayor’s Charity Appeal.

The Mayor of Walsall, Pelsall councillor Garry Perry, said: “We’d like to raise around £1,000 and will have more than a dozen acts so there’s going to be something for everyone.

“There’s going to be so much talent all under one roof and I’m really looking forward to this event which is one of the first of my fundraisers.

“We may not have Simon Cowell in the audience but we’ll be trying to give Britain’s Got Talent a run for its money!”

Tickets for the show, at the centre in Station Road, cost £5 and are available from the Mayor’s Office on 01922 652072.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

Councillor Perry has chosen three charities for his Mayor’s Appeal.

They are The Creating Chances Trust, The Swing and PROUD (Parents Relatives and Others Understanding Down’s Syndrome)

The Creating Chances Trust is a partnership between the four Black Country authorities and has been set up to support the education and training of children in care and leaving care.

The Swing improves the futures of bereaved children and young people and was established by Walsall bereavement Support Service.

PROUD is a parent-led Down’s Syndrome support group that encourages individuals with this condition to lead full and rewarding lives and raises awareness.

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