A MALVERN local charity that runs play schemes for children with disabilities is thanking customers at the Asda store in Worcester for helping to raise £200 whilst they shopped.

Malvern Special Families has received the donation from the superstore at St Martin's Quarter, thanks to its community giving scheme which gives customers the chance to choose their preferred charity.

John Horsley, community champion at Asda, said: “We like to help support local charities whenever we can through our green tokens scheme which gives customers the chance to support their favourite local charity.

"It’s been really lovely to meet Malvern Special Families and hear about the good work they are doing providing brilliant clubs for children and young people with special needs.”

This year Malvern Special Families is celebrating its 30th year of supporting local families. The charity was set up in the 1980s in Malvern and has now grown to support over 175 families, providing clubs and play schemes for children and young people with disabilities aged between five and 19 in out-of-school hours.

Cassie Zoro, the charity's community fundraiser, said: “Thank you to the customers at Asda in Worcester for choosing our charity.

"It’s lovely to know that more people in Worcester are hearing about our charity, which offers excellent clubs for children and young people in Worcester and Malvern.

"It’s great when supermarkets have community schemes like this which give customers the chance to get the extra feel-good factor while they shop. A donation like this will make a positive difference in the local community and help support our families further.”