A FUND-RAISING ball and auction is to be held in Ross-on-Wye in aid of Help for Heroes.

Charlotte Reynolds and Jessica Teague have already started planning for the event at the Chase Hotel for September 28 after raising nearly £20,000 at balls in 2009 and 2010.

“With the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan coming ever closer, we do not want the public to forget that the end of the war does not mean the end for wounded troops,” said Charlotte.

Anyone interested in donating a prize for the auction can call Charlotte on 07794 512783.