Mayor to go out with a bang in aid of charity hospice

The Mayor of Skegness Coun Mark Anderson is hosting his farewell party in aid of the Butterfly Hospice at Meanie Bobini's, formelry Harvey's Bar, in Skegness. Pictured from left, day manager Nicola Brooks, Coun Anderson,  company secretary Rachel Scarborough, bar owner Frazer Bell and bar staff Matt Spence.
The Mayor of Skegness Coun Mark Anderson is hosting his farewell party in aid of the Butterfly Hospice at Meanie Bobini's, formelry Harvey's Bar, in Skegness. Pictured from left, day manager Nicola Brooks, Coun Anderson, company secretary Rachel Scarborough, bar owner Frazer Bell and bar staff Matt Spence.

A mayoral farewell party is hoped to raise hundreds of pounds for a much loved end of life hospice, rounding off a busy year of charity work.

The Mayor of Skegness Coun Mark Anderson is hosting the event on Saturday, April 27, in aid of his chosen charity for the year - the Butterfly Hospice in Boston.

“This will be the biggest party of its kind that Skegness has ever seen and will be a fantastic evening of celebration raising funds for a truly worthy cause,” he said.

Around 600 guests have been invited to the event, which is being held to coincide with the relaunch of Harvey’s Bar in Skegness, now to be named ‘Meanie Bobini’s’.

Bar owner Frazer Bell has chosen a 1920s speak-easy theme for the decor and took the new name from his daughter Yazmin who once called him a ‘Meanie Bobini’ in spite.

“I thought it conjured up images of a 1920s Italian Mafiosa gangster, which suited the speak-easy theme perfectly,” he said.

Mr Bell and his staff are proud to be hosting the Mayor’s farewell event and keen to raise as much as possible for the Butterfly Hospice.

The event is for invites only between 8pm and 10pm after which it will be open to the public who are welcome to take a look at the new surroundings, donate to the good cause and enjoy the musical entertainment on offer.

The new-look bar is hoped to offer a more upmarket feel in which families and friends can enjoy a quiet drink or sample the contemporary British cuisine created using fresh locally sourced produce in a state of the art new kitchen.