The Dolphin Shopping Centre has announced its platinum sponsorship of the Mayor of Poole’s Maritime Ball on Saturday May 13 at Poole Lighthouse.

The sponsorship will go towards the cost of the event, which is set to host 400 local people at the prestigious black tie gala. Guests will be treated to a Champagne and gin reception, catering by Beales Gourmet, and live music from Soul Machine.

The aim of the ball is to raise funds for three local charities – Lewis-Manning Hospice, Chestnut Nursery and Waggy Tails Rescue. The Dolphin Shopping Centre has also selected Lewis-Manning Hospice and Chestnut Nursery as its nominated charities to support in 2017.

Cllr Xena Dion, Mayor of Poole commented: “I was truly thrilled to hear that Dolphin Shopping Centre has come forward as the title sponsor for the Poole Maritime Ball. This event is set to be the one to be seen at and is attracting a huge amount of attention.

“Sponsors will be seen as true community players and we know that the Dolphin Shopping Centre continues to make a considerable contribution to local charities. The Centre is going from strength to strength and has attracted some significant names in retail recently which will get more people into Poole.”

John Grinnell, centre manager of the Dolphin Shopping Centre, said: “We’re delighted to be the platinum sponsor of this year’s Maritime Ball. Year after year the event raises huge amounts of money for local charities which provide a great service to people in this area and we hope that our sponsorship is our way of saying thank you for the excellent services they provide.”

To book a place, please visit The event includes a three course dinner with a Champagne and gin Reception and wines on the tables. Tickets start at £80.00 for an individual ticket to £650.00 for a table of 10. Corporate business tables are available at £1000.00 for a table of 10.