CHARITY minded Pedmore Sporting Club were given the VIP treatment with a recent visit from Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

During his visit, the Home Secretary was presented with a hand-made piece of Stourbridge glass.

It was designed and created by Allister Malcolm who is the resident glass artist at the White House Cone Museum of Glass in Wordsley and a trustee of the British Glass Foundation.

Pedmore Sporting Club was set up as a local charity back in 1970 by a group of Stourbridge businessmen and has since donated over £1.5million to worthy causes.

One of Pedmore Sporting's most recent donations was a total of £16,000 for a specialist wheelchair and house modifications to help Stourbridge mum Deb Drew.

She suffered devastating brain damage which left her paralysed from the neck down after rescuing a young boy who was in difficulty in the sea at Woolacombe beach in North Devon.

However, the charity always prefers to give goods and services rather than cash.

Pedmore Sporting are always on the lookout for new members and worthy causes to support.