AN Amnesty International group plans to tackle human rights abuses across the world by raising money through a Halloween party.

The Malvern Hills branch of the organisation has scheduled a Gaelic dancing event, known as a Ceilidh, to take place on Saturday, October 28.

It will be held at Malvern Cube, in Albert Road North, Malvern, and proceeds will go towards the various causes championed by the charity.

Barbara Struggles, press officer for the branch, said: "People should go because the music is great and the band is very good.

"There's a licensed bar and it's very cheap, tickets are £10. It [the money] goes to the main branch in London.

"It could help people who have been abused, tortured or are trying to escape a difficult regime."

Tickets cost £5 for students and are free for accompanied children aged under 15.

The Orchard Band will be performing at the event.

The doors are due to open at 7.30pm and the dancing will take place from 8pm to 11pm.

To purchase tickets call 01684 563507 or buy them on the door.