THE SALVATION ARMY is celebrating 140 years of lending a vital helping hand in Leamington.
The Chapel Street church is marking the milestone by holding a free public celebration concert at Leamington Town Hall on Saturday (September 28).
The Salvation Army brass band from Coventry will provide music, and the divisional youth choir will also perform at the concert which starts at 7pm.
During the day, The Salvation Army will provide refreshments to people at the town hall at 4.30pm from its emergency response vehicle.
Lieutenant Kelsey Pearce, minister of the Leamington church, said: “Not only will we be taking people on a journey through our local church and charity’s history, we will also be revealing exciting details about what’s happening now and offering a sneak preview at what’s coming next. People who have a heart for our community will really want to be there.”
The charity, in addition to church services every Sunday, also runs a homeless drop-in service – the Way Ahead project.
And it also runs long-stay residential accommodation on Charlotte Street, and has a charity shop on the Parade opposite the town hall.