It's a week until this year's Royal British Legion poppy appeal officially starts - but today fundraisers at the Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster began their countdown to launch day.
Volunteers from the Royal British Legion were joined by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to collect donations for poppies in honour of those who have fought for their country.
The target for the Kidderminster branch this year is £35,000. All money raised will go towards supporting the families of Armed Forces servicemen and women.
Services of remembrance have been held across the Midlands.
Thousands attended the events, commemorating servicemen and women who died in two World Wars and in more recent conflicts.
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The chief executive of the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, has described hosting today's service as an "honour".
“The Remembrance period is of course a particularly busy time for the Arboretum, but this year, with Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday coinciding, our annual Service of Remembrance had to be on a much larger scale than usual.
“We are honoured to host such an important event and would like to thank everyone who attended, took part in or watched the Service and paid their respects to our fallen Service men and women.”
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