The RSPCA is appealing for people to join its new Halesowen fundraising group.

The group’s next meeting will be at the Whitley Pub, Stourbridge Road, on Wednesday March 6, at 6pm.

Members will raise funds for the charity’s Birmingham Animal Centre in Frankley by staging events from coffee mornings to dog shows and parachute jumps.

Helen Tuite, RSPCA Community Fundraiser, said: “We know we have a lot of supporters in Halesowen, so we're hoping they'll want to help."

Anyone interested can call Helen on 07715 540518, 0300 123 8567 or e mail her at