A WELLBEING centre, a taxi firm and a chip shop will join forces this Friday to help elderly and isolated people.

The Free Fish and Chip Friday will see the Black Country Wellbeing Centre and Beacon Taxis, both in Upper Gornal, team up with the Brockmoor Fryer in Brierley Hill to offer a day of friendship and tasty food to elderly people in the community.

The day will see 20 people collected from their homes by Beacon Taxis, before being taken to the Vale Street community hub to enjoy a bag of chips donated by the team at the Brockmoor Fryer.

Wade Cooper, from the Black Country Wellbeing Centre, said he was inspired to create the day both to reach out to isolated people who may not visit the centre, and also to bring together different communities.

Wade said: "We have got a lot of people at the moment being divided, and it's getting worse.

"We want to bring people together, this isn't for show."

The event will not only see elderly and isolated people being helped, but it will also see different communities in Dudley working together for a common goal.

The Free Fish and Chip Friday takes place on Friday May 10 from 11am.