The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association is inviting the Halesowen community to join in a big Poppy Picnic today to support The Royal British Legion's work for the Armed Forces community.
People are being invited to bring along food and drink to the event in Long Lane, where they can enjoy an afternoon with stalls, exhibitions and demonstrations from the Sea and Air Cadets, Midlands Police and the local fire brigade.
There will be samosas, donated by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association, which will be available for a small contribution on the day, with all money raised going to the Legion.
Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Finch, will open the Poppy Picnic at noon and the event will finish at 4.30pm with a few words from local Legion fundraiser, Alison Bates.
A soldier from the Midlands who lost both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan is one of many service men and women who are being helped to recover through a new centre.
The Battleback Centre in Lilleshall officially opened today, it offers adaptive sport and training faciliites to wounded, injured and sick members of the armed forces. Balvinder Sidhu reports.
The Battle Back Centre has opened in Lillishall. It provides sports and adventurous activities to help wounded service personnel recover from their injuries.
The Battle Back Centre at Lilleshall in Staffordshire has been opened by Rt Hon Mark Francois and Olympic Bronze Medallist Beth Tweddle.
The centre, which is funded by the The Royal British Legion, provides sports and adventurous activities to help the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel from all three Services.
A centre that provides sports and adventurous activities to help the recovery of wounded service men and women has been officially opened today.
The Battle Back Centre in Lilleshall was officially opened by Olympic Bronze Medal Gymnast Beth Tweddle MBE.
People in the Armed Forces community in the West Midlands can get extra support if they or a loved one develops dementia, via The Royal British Legion.
The Admiral Nurse Service, developed with Dementia UK will include advice and support for sufferers and their families.
The service is now available in the West Midlands after being piloted in Lancashire.
The National Memorial Arboretum is one step closer to becoming a world-renowned Centre for Remembrance, after proposals were given the go ahead by Lichfield District Council.
The plans, which include the building of a Pavilion as a venue for special events and the creation of a Remembrance and Learning Centre for visitors, were introduced in April 2009.
Work on the site is due to get underway later this year and it is anticipated the Centre will be ready by the Autumn of 2014.