A retirement community is set to host a fundraising event in aid of a children’s cancer charity.

Dorset residents are invited to a Teddy Rocks Party at the Stour Gate retirement facility in Blandford St Mary on Saturday, April 27 from 7pm - 9.30pm.

People are invited to head along to the event where they will be treated to a glass of fizz on arrival, along with a selection of light bites which they can enjoy whilst listening to a live music performance.

There will also be a raffle, with all proceeds donated to charity Teddy20 which was set up by the Newton family after they lost their 10-year-old son, Ted, in 2010 to a rare bone cancer, Ewing Sarcoma.

The charity is also behind the three-day music festival, Teddy Rocks, which started as a pub gig in Blandford Forum and has grown into a huge event, attracting more than 2,000 people.

The children’s charity was chosen by homeowners at Stour Gate, because it is ‘close to their hearts’.

Verity McKay, Divisional Marketing Manager at McCarthy Stone who own the development, said: “We are delighted to be able to play our part in helping to raise vital funds for Teddy20, which has done a fantastic job in fighting childhood cancer and providing support to young patients and their families.”

Teddy20 provides emotional and financial support to children and young people suffering and undergoing treatment for cancer.

Those wanting to attend should book their space in advance by calling 0800 153 3076.