FATBOY SLIM will DJ at a hospice’s annual Halloween Ball from the comfort of his own home.

The Hove DJ, whose real name is Norman Cook, will perform at the virtual party which raises money to fund and support Martlets life-changing hospice care.

The evening will be hosted by comedian and Hove resident Zoe Lyons along with Brighton-based funny woman Angela Barnes.

People who buy tickets to watch online are encouraged to get their glad rags on and dress as the most glamorous guys and ghouls in town for the “Twisted Twenties Halloween Bash”.

There will also be cocktail making and a host of surprise extras to keep the crowd entertained during the evening.

The Argus: DJ Fatboy Slim is an ambassador for Martlets.DJ Fatboy Slim is an ambassador for Martlets.

Emma Knight, organiser of the event and head of partnerships at Martlets said: “Our community normally comes together to help us raise vital funds at The Grand hotel each year.

"This year, we’re asking people to stay safe and party with us from their own homes.

"Our care and support doesn’t stop for the pandemic – it can’t. Thanks to our local community we can keep caring and this event is a fabulous and fun way to make sure local people living with a terminal diagnosis can still feel hope, purpose and possibility.”

Last year Fatboy Slim entertained crowds at The Grand Hotel in Kings Road, Brighton and helped to raise £70,000 for the hospice.

A spokeswoman said: “Last year’s Halloween Ball raised an incredible amount and as our Ambassador, Norman Cook was still wanting to help us – although all realising that we couldn’t hold our usual event – he offered to do a virtual one instead.

“We aren’t expecting to raise a similar amount at all but anything raised would be a huge help.”

Martlets provides care for terminally ill patients within the hospice, as well as caring for outpatients.

The charity also offers offers a comprehensive bereavement service to patients’ families and close friends. This includes counselling, remembrance events and social evenings.

Tickets start at just £66 per household and are available online.

All proceeds from ticket sales go to Martlets.