A MASQUERADE ball in Bewdley is set to put the 'fun' into fundraising with an evening of glitz and glamour for KEMP Hospice's golden anniversary.

The Wyre Forest charity, which turns 50 this year, will host its Butterfly Ball in the grounds of Spring Grove House on Friday, September 27 to raise money towards its work supporting people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Guests will be treated to an exclusive performance by local entertainers Lady and The Sax with David Conley, and a glass of fizz on arrival.

This will be followed by a three-course meal, guest speakers, a charity auction, dinner games and an after party in the underground Cellarz bar, where Midlands band A-Syde will be performing.

KEMP Hospice CEO Heidi Hawkins said: “We wanted to do something to celebrate our birthday that would give people the chance to dress to impress and have fun while raising much needed funds for KEMP.

"I love the idea of a masquerade ball and the theme is black and gold.

"It will be a fabulous night, and a chance for the great and good of Worcestershire to let their hair down, have fun and do some good."

Alan Higgs, chairman of sponsors TH Baker family jewellers, said: "The work that KEMP do is so vital to families across the Wyre Forest district and family is very important to us at TH Baker.

"Our business was founded by my great grandfather in 1888 and we remain a family run business, five generations strong.

"To be able to lend our support to such a worthwhile charity, with great family values such as KEMP in their anniversary year is something we are proud to do.”

Any other businesses interested in being a part of the evening are urged to get in touch.

Tickets cost £75 per person or £700 for a table of 10. Visit kemphospice.org.uk/butterflyball or call 00562 756066.