THREE local charities, the Oakland Foundation, Primrose Hospice, and Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts Foundation (CCSHF), have all benefitted from a cash boost.

Each charity has been donated £500 by McCarthy and Stone, the housebuilder behind the Milward Place Retirement Living development on Clive Road.

The donations will help the Oakland Foundation to support the educational and health needs of children in the area, Primrose Hospice to continue to offer care and advice to patience living with a life-limiting condition, and CCSHF in its fund-raising efforts to purchase more community public access defibrillators.

David Meachem, regional sales manager for McCarthy and Stone, said: “An important part of what we do here at McCarthy and Stone is to support initiatives in the towns and communities in which we build to help create a lasting, positive legacy.

“It was an absolute pleasure to present these donations to the teams at the Oakland Foundation, Primrose Hospice and CCSHF.

"All of us here at McCarthy and Stone’s Milward Place development wish them every success with their work in helping to improve lives of everyone living in Redditch and its surrounding area.”

Oakland Foundation trustee, Luke Attwell, said: “We are extremely grateful to McCarthy and Stone for their generous donation.

"All money raised by the foundation is used to support funding applications made by local groups and organisations which meet the Oakland Foundation charity’s aims.”