A MAGICAL afternoon of festive music is being held in Kidderminster to raise vital funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Carols at Christmas will take place at St George’s Church, in Radford Avenue, on Saturday (December 16) at 2pm - and will include plenty of traditional festive songs, readings and delicious winter treats.

Highlights from the concert will include musical performances from the Kidderminster Ukelele Band, as well as other local choirs.

There will also be plenty of well-known sing-along songs for everyone to join in with.

The Carols at Christmas event will be ‘dementia-friendly’ - with stewards on hand, who have taken part in Dementia Friends information sessions.

There will also be clear signs throughout St George’s Church to help people find their way around the venue.

Emma Butler, community fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society in the Kidderminster area, said: “We are in for a real treat this year in the beautiful setting of St George’s Church.

“We are hoping people will bring along the whole family for what promises to be a truly uplifting evening.

“By coming together to unite against dementia, participants will be hoping to increase awareness of a condition that is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer and could affect us all.”

She added: “There are 850,000 people with the condition in the UK, including an estimated 1,600 people over 65 in the Wyre Forest area.

“The national figure is set to rise to more than one million by 2021.”

Tickets for the Carols at Christmas event cost £5 for an adult, £3 for a child under nine and £8 for a combined ticket for a person with dementia and their carer.

Doors open at 1.30pm.

To book tickets for this weekend’s concert or to find out more information about the concert, visit alzheimers.org.uk/carolsatchristmas or call 0330 333 0804.