A LADIES race day with a difference is being held in Widnes.

The Mayor of Halton, Clr Margaret Ratcliffe is inviting ladies and gentlemen to join her to watch live racing from Ladies Day at Aintree on Friday, April 4, at the Select Stadium in Lowerhouse Lane.

Bucks fizz and canapes will be served on arrival followed by afternoon tea.

All proceeds will be shared between the Mayor’s three local charities, The Cancer Patient Support Fund at Halton Hospital, Halton Entertainment Art Regional Theatre School, and The Canal Boat Adventure Project.

Clr Ratcliffe said: “It’s a chance for people to get dressed up, chill out and have a lovely afternoon.

“They can watch the races live but in comfort and warmth on a screen.”

There will be a prize for the best dressed lady.

The first race is at 2pm and the last at 5.25pm.

Tickets priced £20 are available from Clr Marie Wright on 0151 420 2096, e-mail marie.wright@halton.gov.uk.