Lots of soapy fun at civic ball

A SIGNED EastEnders script is among a lather of soapy lots going under the hammer at the Mayor's civic ball at the Ocean Rooms tonight. The script is among a haul of memorabilia that includes cast pictures and a T-shirt signed by many of the current stars - and you don't have to be at the ball to bid.

A SIGNED EastEnders script is among a lather of soapy lots going under the hammer at the Mayor's civic ball at the Ocean Rooms tonight.

The script is among a haul of memorabilia that includes cast pictures and a T-shirt signed by many of the current stars - and you don't have to be at the ball to bid.

The items will be sold as a single lot in aid of local memory clubs that help people with Alzheimer's reconnect with their memories and reduce their isolation.

They have been donated by Laila Morse aka market trader Mo Harris who has taken a personal interest in the clubs - and the work of Mel Thomas who runs them - since they met on holiday over the New Year.

Ms Morse offered the signed items to help raise money for the clubs which are run by volunteers on a shoestring budget.

Ms Thomas said the actress was “very passionate” about the work which helps around 60 people via music and therapy including setting down their life stories before the memories flicker and fade. She added she was delighted the busy actress had been as good as her word, rallying the cast to autograph the assortment of goodies.

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A reserve of �100 has been placed on the lot. Bids from people not at the ball need to be in by 7pm tonight.

To bid or to find out more about the clubs which meet in St Andrews Chapter House and the Magdalen Methodist Church, both in Gorleston, call Mel Thomas on 01493 600040 or 0771 4578272.