Enjoy an evening of fun, food and dancing for PARC Essex.

PARC offers a vital service to many families in Essex by providing support to those who have children who have additional needs, such as speech, language, physical and leaning difficulties, as well as those who are on the autistic spectrum.

The centre, based in Great Notley Country Park is a safe place where children can develop, learn and have fun, in a safe and friendly environment that caters for their special needs. It provides under 5s services, activity clubs, a youth club, and weekend and holiday short breaks as well as a Sunday family activity club.

To raise money for the centre so that the charity can continue its important role, PARC holds an annual charity ball, which will this year take place June 7 from 6pm until midnight at The Ferness Estate, Bocking.

Tickets cost £48 and include an arrival drink, a three course meal with coffee, a DJ, an auction, a raffle and a casino.

There are also lounge rooms that can be hired out by friends or colleagues for pre-drinks for an additional £50.

Tickets are available by calling Kim or Dawn on 01376 528999 or via email at kim.alliston@parcstaff.co.uk dawn.simmons@parcstaff.co.uk.