Memorials bearing the names of Penge people who lost their lives in the Second World War will be unveiled next month.

Campaigners joined forces last year to raise money for the plaques, which will be revealed at a ceremony at the Penge War Memorial on October 12 at 12pm.

Community groups Penge Partners and Penge Forum began fundraising in May last year for enough money to erect the memorials engraved with the names of service men and civilians.

A thanksgiving service will take place at St John’s Church in Penge at 10.30am before the ceremony.

The campaigners have raised around £3,000 through quiz nights, special donations and even a sponsored sky dive.

Chair of Penge Partners, Wendie Roche, said: “When we started fundraising we were only going to be doing two plaques but then the money started pouring in and we realised we could build four.

“We are all absolutely delighted. We are very proud of ourselves and very proud of Penge.”