PENSIONERS as old as 94 showed their compassion for the victims of the Boxing Day death wave by raising £410 for the tsunami appeal.

This was the result of a coffee morning at Arch Hill Court sheltered accommodation in Kidderminster - one of many fund-raising events to have taken place in Wyre Forest this month.

A sponsored sleepover outside Sainsbury's supermarket in Kidderminster, last weekend, generated £770, while a table top sale at Holy Innocents church hall coined £300.

The fund-raising effort will be boosted further when Once Removed Theatre Company perform Caught On The Hop at The Rose Theatre from February 10 until February 12, as they plan to donate the proceeds to the appeal.

Tickets are available from the venue on 01562 743745.

The Western Shufflers are also lined up to help by raffling off 45 prizes at their meeting at 8pm tonight at the Gilt Edge Leisure Centre in Kidderminster, while a bring and buy sale is being held at Cleobury Mortimer Market Hall, from 9.30am until 12.30pm, on Saturday.

Cleobury Mortimer Churches Together, who are organising the sale, are appealing for people to donate items they do not want, such as records, videos and produce, and buy things they do.

The hall will be open from 4.30pm until 6pm tomorrow and from 9am on Saturday for the delivery of donations.