A FUNDRAISING event to help the homeless community in Dudley will take place this weekend.

Big-hearted volunteers at the ACCN Centre are hosting an event to raise money to provide support to the homeless during the cold winter months.

Alongside stalls and entertainment, speakers will also share their advice on how residents can offer practical help to those less fortunate in their community.

Event organiser Beverley Forshaw, said she was inspired to act after feeling increasingly powerless to help people living on the streets.

She said: "When I go to the town and I see the homeless I give them some money to buy a cup of tea but it doesn't get them off the streets.

"If you don't have power and don't have the information, you are stuck."

The night will include performances from local church choirs and the Mayor of Dudley, councillor David Stanley, will open proceedings.

All money raised on the night will be split between Lesley's Care Packages to help those in need in the Black Country and to the Clarendon church, which supports vulnerable people in Jamaica.

The event takes place at the ACCN Centre on Abberley Street between from 5pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, December 7.

Entry costs £2.