THE MAYOR of Witham will be raising the flag at the town hall to celebrate national Armed Forces Day.

The union jack will be lifted by councillor Janet Money in support of the UK armed forces from cadets to veterans and to raise awareness of their contribution.

A coffee morning will be held after the ceremony in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and Renew counselling charity as part of the Town Mayor’s Appeal.

The flag will be raised at 11am on Friday June 27 at Witham Town Hall, 61 Newland Street.