THE organisers of this year's Alcester Poppy Appeal are asking for help to make it even better than last year.

The appeal was launched in October by Alcester mayor Gill Forman.

Although it was a wet day £160 was raised which has kick-started the 2019 - 2020 appeal.

Alcester Poppy Appeal organiser David Malin said: "The 2018 - 2019 appeal was another record breaking year with £18,500 being raised.

"This is the fifth year we have managed to top the previous totals so the pressure is on.

"But we have a fantastic team of volunteers and a very supportive community so we will be aiming for another good year."

On Saturday 9th November the branch will be holding its festival of remembrance concert at St Nicholas Church.

It starts at 7pm and tickets are available on the door.

On Sunday, November 10 the Remembrance Sunday parade and services will be held in the morning with the town centre being closed from 10am until 1pm.

On Sunday evening at 6.50pm the beacon will be lit by the Alcester Royal British Legion chairman Mike Gittus and mayor Gill Forman.

On Monday, November 11 the branch will be holding an Armistice Day parade and outdoor service at 10.40am ready for the two minute silence at 11am.

The service will take place at St Nicholas Church.