A CHARITY ball will be held at the Orsett Hall to boost funds for a children’s heart hospital.

Victoria Hollington, from Chafford Hundred, wants to raise money for the Evelina Children's Hospital, at Guys and St Thomas.

The hospital is a lifeline for children with serious heart problems, including Victoria’s own son, who endured his third open heart surgery in January.

The ball will be held on October 26 at the hotel, in Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett.

Tickets are £50 each and include a three course meal – there will be entertainment from an X Factor singer, whose identity is top secret at the moment, a DJ and an auction.

To book your ticket, e-mail victoria hollington@hot mail.co.uk, or call 07985 665317.