The Mayor's Charities and Events

Upcoming events and a list of the Mayor's charities


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The Mayor of Colchester 's Charity Appeal Fund 2019-2020

Calendar of Events

A Baroque Feast
Performers: Colchester Bach Choir and Orchestra, Conductor Patrick McCarthy

Date: 22 February 2020
Time: 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Venue: St Botolph’s Church, St Botolph’s Street, Colchester CO2 7EE
Tickets: £13 / £5 full time students. Available from 14 January 2020 from Red Lion Books, Colchester High Street or telephone 01206 546202. Tickets can also be bought at the door and seats are unreserved. For additional information, please see the event poster

Citizens Advice Colchester – Wine Tasting

Date: Thursday 5 March 2020
Time: Evening
Venue: Civic Suite, Town Hall, Colchester
Tickets: £15 available at

Colchester Foodbank – Quiz Night

Date: Saturday 7 March 2020
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Cardinal Bourne Hall, Priory Street, Colchester
Tickets: £10pp includes 2 course supper. Tables of up to 8. Booking essential (by 28 February 2020). Tickets available via Colchester Foodbank – Tel: 01206 621998, Email: For additional information, please see the event poster.

Fairtrade Commonwealth Breakfast 2020

Date: Monday 9 March 2020
Time: 8.30am to 10am
Venue: Moot Hall, Town Hall, Colchester
Tickets: Free – breakfast open to all members of the Commonwealth living in Colchester. Collection in aid of Colchester Fairtrade Town Group

East meets West Cream Tea

Date: 13 March 2020
Time: 12 noon to 3pm
Venue: Moot Hall at the Town Hall
Tickets: £9 per person (£16 for two people). Tickets available from or Colchester Chinese Association café on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11.30am to 2.30pm. For additional information, please see the event poster in English or Chinese.

Mid and North Essex Mind – Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Date: 22 March 2020
Time: 2pm
Venue: Civic Suite at the Town Hall
Tickets: £25 available to purchase from or call Steph on 01206 764600.

Curry & Quiz Evening

Date: 26 March 2020
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm
Venue: Quayside Gurkha Restaurant, Haven Road, CO2 8HT
Tickets: £20pp includes 8 round quiz and 1 course buffet Gurkha curry.
Available via ABF The Soldier’s Charity Tel: 01206 817105 or Email: Online booking: (online booking fee applies). For additional information, please see the event poster

Opening of Mayoral Wood

Date: 28 March 2020
Time: To be confirmed
Venue: To be confirmed
Tickets: To be confirmed

Lunchtime Piano Recital by Maria Kustas

Date: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Time: 1pm
Venue: Moot Hall, Town Hall, Colchester
Tickets: Free. Retiring collection in aid of the Mayor’s charities and Friends of the Moot Hall Organ. For additional information, please see the event poster.

Unless otherwise stated, tickets are available online only via

Donation to the Mayor's Charities

Please make cheques payable to 'Grassroots (Mayor's Charity Fund)'. Cash donations are welcome and receipts available on request. BACS details are also available.
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