Glitz and glamour of 1920s coming to the football club

LYME Regis Football Club is planning to celebrate the start of the 2020s by going back a century for its first fundraiser of the year.

The club will be hosting a Roaring 1920s Ball on Saturday, February 29 – Leap Day – and is inviting all to dress as fabulous flappers and Gatsby gangsters for what is being billed as ‘the party of the decade’.

Organisers are planning to transform the Davey Fort clubhouse in Charmouth Road for the special event, which will include a speakeasy-theme cocktail bar, sumptuous buffet and live music and dancing with saxophonist Daniel Costin.

Organiser Francesca Evans said: “Daniel performed at the club for a private party last year and had everyone on the dance floor within minutes. We were so impressed we had to invite him back for this special fundraising event and we can’t wait to celebrate the start of the new decade with his upbeat party tunes.”

The event will also include a luxury raffle and prizes for the best dressed, although costume is optional.

Tickets cost £10 for Lyme Regis Football Club members and £15 for non-members, available from the football club on Saturdays, Lyme Rocks sweet shop in Bridge Street or by calling Francesca on 07810 221 420.

The Roaring 1920s Ball will kick off the football club’s 2020 fundraising efforts.

Other major events this year will include the fourth annual Sausage & Cider Festival on Saturday, July 4 and the annual Christmas auction in December.

Francesca commented: “As well as helping towards running costs of the club – one of the biggest sporting organisations in the town – our events help to raise funds for our ongoing development project to improve facilities both on and off the pitch at the Davey Fort.”

Saxophonist Daniel Costin will be performing live at Lyme Regis Football Club’s Roaring 1920s Ball – watch him in action below…

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About Francesca Evans 2064 Articles
Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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