PEOPLE are wanted to help organise Kirkwood Hospice's glittering black-tie ball.

The 2004 event will be the third staged by the Dalton hospice.

Fundraising manager Annabel Arkless said: "The Ball has got bigger and better each year and we want this year's to be no different.

"I am looking for ladies or gentlemen who would like to help the hospice and put on the glitz at our 2004 ball at the end of October."

Last year's ball rais- ed more than £10,000 for the hospice.

Ms Arkless added: "People do not need previous experience of organising this type of event, but we are looking for willing workers or people who have a big address book full of contacts."

The ball committee is a one-off and people will not have to attend lots of meetings.

Anyone interested should ring Annabel on 01484 557911.

The hospice cares for people with a life-threatening illness either at home or in a nursing home.