LAUGHTER yoga instructor Merrie Maggie is inviting families to try laughing their cares away this summer.

Sessions, which include laughter exercises and deep breathing, are open to people of all ages and Maggie is encouraging attendees to bring along their children and grandchildren.

She said: "It is a very uplifting way to spend an hour and a great way to connect with fellow laughers as well as being a healthy activity."

The next session will be held at Wordsley Community Centre, The Green, on Monday August 12, from 7pm to 8pm.

A session will also be held in Leasowes Park, Halesowen, from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday August 28 - which will be combined with a one-mile walk.

For more details contact Maggie Thompson on 07565 218567, email or go to website