A café in Stevenage Old Town is hoping to "give something back" to the community and its customers, as they put on a charity ball to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

TJ's Café in the High Street is marking three decades in business with the three-course dinner and dancing event at the Cromwell Hotel from 7.30pm on Saturday, April 15.

The café is owned by Trevor and Jo Hilsden.

Their daughter Sabrina Prosser told the Comet: "They’ve been in business for 30 years on April 1, and to celebrate they’ve organised this wonderful event.

"For them to stay in business that long is incredible too, and that’s something we felt needed celebrating, especially in the current climate with the cost of living crisis."

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The ball will also raise money for Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care, a charity close to Sabrina and her parents' hearts.

"We have a lot of customers that have come in over the years, and we know they have used the service, or they know people that have," she said.

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"Over 30 years, we’ve met a lot of people and made a lot of friends that have passed away too, and you get attached to people, so it’s for everyone we know that will need or has needed the hospice.

"It’s so good to give something back to the community as well."

Tickets cost £45. To get your, visit TJ's Café in the High Street.