Dance the night away to the music of the 1940s and 50s and raise some money for charity at the same time at the Mayor’s Fundraising Concert.

The charity gig will be held next Sunday at the Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead, and will support two worthy local causes.

Funds raised at the event will go towards Mencap, which supports people with learning disabilities, and the Acorn Children’s Centre, in Beridge Road, Halstead, which provides families with groups and activities, advice and guidance.

Entertainment will be provided by will be provided by The Accidentals.

They will be backed by the jazz band Flat Broke and sing anything from The Andrews Sisters to Abba, Gershwin to Lady GaGa, though they lean towards the easy listening scale of golden oldies, so the evening is bound to go with a swing.

David Hume, Mayor of Halstead, said: “We are planning a wonderful evening for you to come and enjoy yourselves while raising much-needed money for two very deserving causes.”

The evening will begin at 7.30pm and guests are asked to bring their own drinks.

Tickets, priced at £7.50, are available from Halstead Town Council Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm or call 01787 476480.