A REMEMBRANCE concert that was saved from the brink of collapse by volunteers looks set to return to a full house in Dudley this month.

Only a small number of tickets remain for the concert of remembrance, which takes place at Dudley College on The Broadway on Thursday, November 7.

The concert will feature performances from the Gentleman Songsters Male Voice Choir, Sovereign Brass and Dudley College students, as well as the annual standard bearer parade and poppy drop.

The service will be led by Reverend James Treasure from Top Church.

Councillor Steve Waltho, who performs with the Gentleman Songsters, said: "This much loved event was saved at the twelfth hour following a media appeal for volunteers. We are indebted to them and also to Dudley College who have not only ensured that the event is free of charge but also engaged youngsters who are so important to the future of such events.

"We'd also like to sincerely thank intu Merry Hill for sponsoring the event and also Steve Pitts, proprietor of the Black Country T-Shirt shop in Dudley, for not only producing event posters and flyers but also a lapel pin with a poppy superimposed on the Black Country flag which is proving very popular and is for sale at the shop in Dudley and also the Black Country Hub in Merry Hill.

"We're really delighted that this much loved tribute to our brave servicemen and women is not lost to our borough."

Entry is free but tickets must be booked by texting 07957 173256 or dropping in to the Black Country Hub in Merry Hill and the Black Country T-Shirts shop in Dudley town centre.