A HEALTH and wellbeing charity is inviting the community to mark the First World War Armistice centenary with a special event.

The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), in Newton Aycliffe, is inviting armed service personnel, veterans, friends, and the wider community to attend the event at the centre which is being delivered in partnership with the Covenant Fund Trust together with the charity, ‘Remembered, who run There But not There’.

The commemoration is part of nationwide programme of events taking place on Monday, November 12.

Phil Wilson MP will open the event at 10am and speak about his experiences of working with the RAF for a year as a Member of the House of Commons Defence Committee.

Options; the day service for adults with learning disabilities have also created a themed memory walk in the garden where guests will be able to access the garden and leave a message of remembrance amongst handmade poppies and silhouettes.

There will also be displays from the RAF befriending service, Beamish Museum and Darlington College of Technology.

A minute's silence will be held at 11am and The Last Post played before a tea dance at 1pm.

Carol Gaskarth CEO at PCP said: "We are very much looking forward to hosting our Armistice event, in organising this event approximately 40 Options members have engaged in a full programme of learning and awareness of the First World War, they have also been fully involved in the planning of the event.”

She added: "We look forward to welcoming service personnel, veterans and the wider community to the event, everybody is very welcome.”

The Garden Kitchen will be open during the event with a selection of food themed from the era. Admission is free but charges apply for refreshments.