Moaning men are the reason a Pink Tie Ball is to be held at the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth in April, but they are still banned from the annual Pink Wig Night this summer.

Proceeds from the event, which is being promoted by the Falmouth Pink Wig Events committee, will go to help cancer causes both locally and nationally. Ladies on the committee hit upon the idea of the ball following remarks from disgruntled men who don’t like being left out.

Sue Morant said: “The ball is being held in response to a few men who were overheard grumbling last year that they weren’t allowed to be involved on Pink Wig Night.

“After the astounding success of last year’s event, the committee were toying with the idea of allowing men to attend the 2013 Pink Wig Night, but after receiving feedback from many of the 500 plus ladies that attended the evening, the majority wanted Pink Wig Night kept as a ladies only event.

“The committee decided to hold a Pink Tie Ball so the men can come along, join in the fun and help raise funds for the worthy causes that Pink Wig Events support.

The ball is to be held on April 5 and proceeds will help support the Mermaid Centre, St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle and the Breast Cancer Campaign. Only 100 tickets are available and can be bought from the hotel reception at a cost of £40 per person.

This will get you a three course meal, pink bubbles on arrival, a portrait photo of each couple to take away, a free raffle and DJ Steve Owen providing the entertainment. The dress code is pink ties for the guys and anything glam for the girls – pink is optional.

Sally Hicks-Wood, founder of Pink Wig Events, said: “We are really grateful to Julia Eccleston and her team at the Greenbank Hotel for the support and encouragement they have given us.

“The staff at the hotel were so enthusiastic and supportive of last year’s event and we |are overjoyed that this support has continued with the Pink Tie Ball.

“We are hoping the ball will become an annual event, along with the VIP pre-event party for Pink Wig Night on August 9.”