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Salvation Army - past to present

The Salvation Army will hold two special concerts in Reading this weekend. Photo: ITV Meridian

As the countdown to Christmas gets officially underway this weekend with the opening of advent calendars - The Salvation Army in Reading will be holding two special Christmas concerts.

But the 'Sally Army' do much more than play music. In fact they've been helping those in need for the last 131 years.

Sangeeta Bhabra has been finding out what role the organisation plays in the 21st century.