12th Dec, 2019

Coffee, cakes, poppies and a special concert in and around Redditch

THE Redditch branch of the Royal British Legion is holding a drop-in coffee morning at St Stephens Church on Tuesday, November 6 from 10.30am to 12noon.

A spokesperson said: “If you need any support or assistance, we will be available to help you access our specialist trained community support workers.

“Here in Redditch there is a large contingent of both serving and ex-forces.

The Legion is here for you, so please do pop in, the cuppa is on us.

“If you aren’t able to come we are always available by calling our national freephone service on 0808 802 8080 seven days a week from 8am to 8pm or your local branch on 07561 068739.

ALVECHURCH Middle School to host a Concert for Peace to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

The concert has been organised by Alvechurch Community Choir and is on Friday, November 9 from 7.30pm.

Cantare Choir, Crown Meadow Peace Choir, The Acoustic Belles and the Withybed poets will all be joining on the day.

Entry is free but tickets will be needed as numbers are limited.

Tickets are available to get from choir members, The Lounge or by calling at 0121 445 5957.

HANDMADE poppies will be available once again from Alcester Country Market.

The talented members of the team have been busy knitting and crocheting poppies in support of the Royal British Legion.

Members of the market, on Alcester High Street, recently welcomed ‘Tommy and Mike Gittus chairman of the local branch of the RBL to launch this year’s poppy appeal.

Donations from the handmade poppies last year helped the branch to achieve a record breaking total of over £17,000.

The poppies will be available every Friday and Saturday until Remembrance Sunday, from Alcester Country Market, High Street Alcester.

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