A BROMSGROVE charity got a massive cash boost from workers after the death of a popular colleague.

Bidfood’s Birmingham depot has raised £5,695 for the Stroke Association in memory of Matthew Corbet.

Mr Corbet was only 30-years-old when he suffered a severe stroke earlier this year.

Since then, the team at the Birmingham depot have been fundraising through raffles, quizzes and bake sales.

They also chose the Stroke Association as its charity of choice to support at the annual employee recognition awards.

Simon Stretch, general manager at Bidfood Birmingham, said: “The team and I here in Birmingham were devastated with the passing of young Matt.

"In memory of his life, we wanted to raise as much as we could to support this amazing charity and the work that they do to rebuild the lives of people and their families struggling with the effects of stroke.

The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity, which regularly supports stroke survivors and their families as they look to rebuild their lives after stroke.

Joanne Burr, from the Stroke Association, said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Bidfood for raising such an incredible amount of money in honour of Matthew. The money raised will really help us to support local stroke survivors and their families, as well as fund the latest research that will help us prevent more strokes from happening in the future."