Soldiers from the 36 Engineer Regiment are in Liverpool are helping to build a new fence around the Rhys Jones Centre today.
Fencing going all around the building was on the original plans for the centre, but a lack of funding means it was never completed.
The centre was opened last September in memory of Rhys Jones, who was killed by a stray bullet, aged 11, in a shooting in 2007.
His death became symbolic of north Liverpool's gang warfare problem. The community centre named after him helps local youngsters escape poverty and crime.
A new community centre named in memory of Liverpool school boy Rhys Jones will be officially opened today.
11-year-old Rhys was killed in a shooting in 2007. His parents Melanie and Steve Jones will be joined by former Everton star Joe Royle for the opening this lunchtime.
Final preparations are being made ahead of the official opening of a community centre named in memory of Rhys Jones.
11-year-old Rhys was killed in a shooting in 2007. His parents Melanie and Steve Jones will be joined by former Everton star Joe Royle for the opening tomorrow.