Rotarian Alan Bowdler is a regular competitor in the Great Midlands Fun Run but after his fourth knee replacement put paid to his involvement this year he took up another charitable pursuit.

Mr Bowdler has been working with his colleagues at Wylde Green Rotary Club packing Grab Bags for troops.

When injured troops return to the UK from the war zones they come without their personal belongings – these usually follow weeks later.

The items are packed in a Grab Bag that contains washing and shaving kit, towel, face flannel, shower mules, socks, underwear, t-shirt and shorts.

Pictured: Alan Bowdler, centre, with Wylde Green Rotarians Peter Hartley (left) and John Watson.