TWO Black Country performers are gearing themselves up for a festive season packed full of fundraising for local causes.

Michelle Osell and Karen Westwood, better known as alter egos Mary and Beryl, will be bringing their brand of Black Country comedy to help their community.

The pair, who perform under the name Musings of Black Country Wench, have amassed nearly 2,000 Facebook followers since forming in the summer and have toured around the borough to raise money.

This Saturday (December 14) the pair will visit Brierley Hill High Street and market on a mission to raise funds for this year's Operation Santa appeal.

They hope to make a dramatic entrance on a 1940s tandem or horse and cart.

The pair perform in their spare time and record live, improvised performances for their Facebook followers every Sunday.

The duo will bring their talents to the annual carol service at St John's Church on Thursday, December 19, where they will join in a retelling of the Nativity, told in the Black Country dialect.

Mayor of Dudley Councillor David Stanley and consort Councillor Anne Millward will join in the fun, which takes place at 6pm.

Entry is free but donations to help restore the church are welcomed.

Michelle said: "We're quite pleased with what we're doing, we're just having a lot of fun now we know we can use it to entertain people and raise money for charity."

The pair are looking forward to a busy 2020, where they will perform alongside Frank Bruno and compere a Black Country Full Monty show.

Michelle says that all money raised from future performances will be donated to Ravens Rescue UK, a Black Country charity which helps abandoned animals and is at risk of closure.