TWO local children’s charity groups have each received £5,000 thanks to a campaign run by building developer.

Stourbridge-based mainly music UK and the KIDS Orchard in Lye are sharing in the £1m fund run by Persimmon Homes Building Futures campaign

The fund supports under-18s and the two local groups are among 96 organisations to reach the final stage of the Building Futures competition.

mainly music and the Orchard Centre represented Persimmon Homes West Midlands in the national finals and were each awarded £5,000.

Jo Hood, spokesperson for mainly music UK, which provides community-based educational music groups for families and pre-schoolers, said the £5,000 would help increase services and resources to existing and new groups.

The KIDS Orchard Centre is a lifeline for families with a disabled child. It provides a safe, fun and educational environment with a range of services, including short breaks, after-school clubs and young carers groups.