THE Mayor of Sandwell is holding a bake sale in Oldbury to raise money for his chosen charities – and everyone’s invited.

Sandwell freeman Blind Dave Heeley will be joining the mayor, Councillor Ahmadul Haque, at the cake sale, which will take place at The Big House, in Church Street, on Wednesday, August 23.

All proceeds from the event, which will run from 11.30am until 2.30pm, will go to the mayor's charities, which this year are Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Your Trust Charity.

The air ambulance charity, which is based in Lye, has to raise £7 million each year to keep its three helicopters operational, while Your Trust Charity is run by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and specifically raises money for cancer services and research.

Cllr Haque said: “We want to raise as much money as we can for these two great local charities. I invite people to join me at my cake bake sale – it'll be a fun event and a very friendly welcome awaits everyone at The Big House.”

To donate cakes, make a donation or provide a raffle prize towards the bake sale, contact the Mayor’s Parlour by emailing, or calling 0121 569 3041.