Victims of the Holocaust and genocides worldwide will be remembered at a special service in Middlesbrough.
The Holocaust Commemoration Service takes place at St Barnabas Church in St Barnabas Road, Middlesbrough on Sunday, January 29 at 1pm.
Attending the ceremony will be the Tees area’s MPs, Mayor of Middlesbrough Ray Mallon and Mayors from Stockton, Thornaby, Redcar and Cleveland, Hartlepool and Darlington.
Councillors, war veterans, combined services and families of Holocaust victims will also be in attendance.
The central focus for the service remains the Holocaust, however the event also commemorates victims of more recent atrocities, such as those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo and Darfur.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and following the service light refreshments will be served in the church hall.
For more information about the Holocaust Commemoration Service call organiser Margaret Thompson on 01642 829223.