A charity which helps young people in the West Midlands who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless has been given support by a regional building society.

St Basils has received a £500 donation from the West Brom for its services to give young people aged 16 to 25 the chance of a better future. The charity, which was established in Birmingham in 1972, operates 27 accommodation schemes and believes that providing accommodation alone is not enough to meet the needs of vulnerable young people.

Head of fundraising Lucy Hackett said: “We rely on charitable donations to continue to deliver our level of support and prevention services to young people so we are very grateful to the West Brom for its donation.”

* Ms Hackett is pictured with Stephen Leonard, the West Brom’s divisional director.