SEVENTIES stars Hot Chocolate make a special guest appearance at the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Wilderness Wonder Charity Ball this month.

The band, famous for Top Ten hits including You Sexy Thing and So You Win Again, will help guests dance the night away at the event in a marquee in the grounds of Folkington Hall, near Eastbourne.

The ball aims to raise funds for nature conservation in the county, with last year’s ball bringing in £40,000.

Guests will be treated to an outdoors drinks reception, a locally sourced three-course meal and top class entertainment throughout the night.

The trust has organised special hotel rates in Brighton and Eastbourne for guests and will also be providing coaches from Brighton to the ball.

The Sussex Wildlife Trust Wilderness Wonder Charity Ball is from 6.30pm-1am on Saturday September 16. Contact Anne Thwaites on 01273 497522 or email annethwaites@sussexwt.org.uk.