A charity ball in Calne will raise money for a much needed classroom at the Butale School in Uganda.

The primary school has been established for six years and is supported by the Calne-based Butale project, a registered charity aiming to help it become self-sufficient.

At present, it has one classroom for 100 pupils and an office for teachers.

In the future the charity hopes to build another classroom offering more space and to teach older children.

also aims to build a water bore hole, to provide the school and village with clean water and to supply it with agricultural equipment, to grow fruit and vegetables.

Supporters of the charity have visited to supply the school with clothes and equipment. In July at least nine people from Calne will travel to the school to meet teachers and pupils.

Charity trustee Juliet Packer said: “The ball is our main fundraiser and we’re hoping the proceeds will go a long way towards building a second classroom.

“This will allow them to apply for government funding when they’re bigger.”

The ball will take place at the John Bentley School on February 9 from 7.30pm.

There will be champagne, canapés and a three-course meal followed by a performance by Singchronise choir.

Guests can also enjoy a raffle, a bar and a night of dancing to music by popular Cardiff band ACAB.

Tickets are £50, of which at least £25 goes to the Butale Project charity. Email thebutaleproject@hotmail.co.uk