CHESHIRE Jets basketball team has teamed up with Hollyoaks star Bronagh Waugh to launch a charitable ball in aid of a good cause.

Following the success of last year’s ball at Chester Racecourse, a second event has been organised for the Pavilion Suite on October 8.

Proceeds will go to Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Cheshire Jets star Chez Marks said he hoped the ball would exceed the success of last year’s fundraiser.

He said: “I am glad to be part of this. We all came out and showed our support last year for Claire House.

“The most important thing for this year is to make it bigger and better, that’s the main goal.”

Bronagh Waugh, who plays Cheryl Brady in the soap, said the hospice deserved support.

She said: “I love supporting anything to do with Claire House. A lot of cast members are behind it, and all the kids there are from the surrounding areas, and it’s good to get to know them.

“All the events in aid of Claire House are brilliant. We have a fun day out and everybody wins.”

Peter Hawkins, Cheshire Jets director, said: “This is the second year Claire House is our nominated charity, and our aim is to raise £16,000.”

Laura Breen, of the Claire House fundraising team, said: “It’s lovely that it’s a long- term relationship.

“Last year the money raised went to pay for a nurse for five months. This year the £16,000 target can go to care for three families for a year.”

Tickets for the ball, which starts at 7pm, cost £45 and include a three-course meal, entertainment and a disco.

For more details, call the hospice’s appeal office on 0151 343 0883 or visit www.