The ABC Big Band presents a Charity ball

Extended deadline!

remaining to book tickets!


  • A fun and glamorous event with food, drink and live entertainment to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
  • On arrival enjoy a drinks reception, followed by three course meal, including tea and coffee.
  • After dinner be entertained by live music from the ABC Big Band.
  • Those who wish to can hit the dance floor, where there will be Ballroom and Latin dance tutors available for anyone wanting to learn some new moves.
  • Have a break by spending some money at the Fun Casino (all money spent goes directly to charity) and signing up for the luxury prizes to be won on the ‘Roulette Raffle’.
  • Tickets are £40 per person, £10 of which goes directly to Cancer Research UK.
  • Dress code: smart/formal. We'd suggest dinner jackets or lounge suits for the gents and ball gowns or cocktail dresses for the ladies, but above all please wear what you are comfortable in!


  • Saturday 16th April 2016
  • The drinks reception will begin at 6pm with dinner following at 7pm.
  • After dinner will be live music, dancing and games, ending around midnight.
  • The bar will close at 1am, however anyone who wishes to can continue socialising in the bar on the ground floor.


  • The Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP
  • For those wishing to stay at the hotel please quote BIGABC200216 when making a booking in order to receive the event rate. Bookings need to be made by calling reservations on 01908 843700, option 1, to access the following rates for Bed and Breakfast:
    • Double Room - £70.00
    • Single Room - £65.00
  • For more information about the hotel click here.


  • Reserve your tickets by clicking here or email
  • Payment of £40 per person can be made by cheque or bank transfer.
  • Seats will be grouped in tables of 10, so book a full table of friends or family to guarantee seats together. Smaller group bookings will be accommodated where possible.


  • The Alan Baldwin Commemorative Big Band (ABC Big Band), a 17 piece Big Band of local teachers and musicians, set-up to continue the legacy of Alan Baldwin who passed away in December 2013 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
  • Dance teachers from 'Cheek to Cheek School of Dance'.
  • All money raised throughout the evening and £10 from the sale of every ticket will go directly to Cancer Research UK to help support their ongoing work.
    • 1 in 2 people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime.
    • Cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the last 40 years in the UK.
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  • How often do you get an excuse to dress up and have a fantastic evening whilst raising money for charity? It’s a no-brainer really :)

You can download a poster for the event here.

"...just want to say how superb you were. A very talented group of musicians indeed!"