BBC Midlands Today presenter Suzanne Virdee was among the guests gathered at a phone box for a very special festive event.

The television journalist is patron of Crossroads Caring for Carers and attended the charity's Christmas carol event in Powick, near Worcester.

There was carol singing accompanied by the Worcester Salvation Army band which put everyone in the festive spirit on Thursday (December 7).

People gathered around the 'Information Point' a redundant red BT phone box which has attracted celebrities such as Casualty's Clive Mantle and Crossroads star Tony Adams.

Care manager Helen Simmons said: "To help Crossroads celebrate Christmas a huge thank must go to Worcester Salvation Army for a fantastic evening playing the most beautiful Christmas Carols by our Information Point in Powick last Thursday.

"Thank you too to everyone who supported us and sang including our patron Suzanne Virdee and Glyn Cotterill of Glyn Cotterill Painting and Decorating Services, for organising the event, for painting our phone box and for playing the tuba for the Salvation Army that evening."

Worcestershire Crossroads Caring for Carers bought the former BT phone box for £1 and has transformed it into an information and recruitment point.

Crossroads Caring for Carers is a not-for-profit Worcestershire charity offering practical support for family-based carers and people with care needs.

Crossroads help family-based carers to make a life of their own, outside of caring.

Operating as an independent local charity with 39 years of experience and employing trained professionals, it provides home care services.

The care staff are entrusted to support people at their chosen times to remain living safely and independently in their own homes.

Anyone who thinks Crossroads can help them and their family on a daily or weekly basis or you would like to join their team of care staff should contact Crossroads by emailing

Alternatively, call 01905 729293 or visit