A BRAND new youth club for youngsters with disabilities has officially been unveiled, leaving organisers 'amazed' with the support it has received.

All Stars Youth Club opened its doors on Tuesday September 4, launching the first of weekly sessions that are open to young people across the borough who live with a disability or learning difficulties.

Charlotte Maher-Butler, who organised the group with her family, said: "We would like to give a big thank you to Dudley Community and Voluntary Services who have supported us in setting up the youth club successfully.

"We are amazed by how much support we have received from the local community. As we have previously said this is a much needed service and it is wonderful that people recognise this."

The club, which is based at the hall at Himley Road Methodist Church, is run entirely by volunteers.

Charlotte was inspired to set up the club after being made redundant as a youth worker at Dudley Council and seeing first-hand the effects of youth club closures on young people.

Fire crews from West Midlands Ambulance Service were also on hand to show youngsters around a fire engine, alongside games, cooking classes and arts and crafts.

The Mayor of Dudley, councillor David Stanley, cut the ribbon at the launch, along with his consort, councillor Anne Millward.

Anyone wishing to join the club should attend a session, which take place every Tuesday, from 6.15pm to 8.45pm.