FORCES veterans and emergency service personnel and their families are being invited to a coffee morning this week.

Bishop Auckland College will offer hot drinks, cakes and snacks, along with musical entertainment and a raffle and tombola.

All veterans from any of the military and emergency services and their families are welcome.

Funds raised on the day will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

A similar event held last year, along with a raffle and money donated in Poppy Appeal tins, raised £280 for the Royal British Legion and organisers hope to top that this year.

The coffee morning will be held at the college’s main Woodhouse Lane campus, from 10am to 1pm, this Thursday, November 7.