A GROUP which helps to tackle loneliness among older men in Bromsgrove has been sponsored for a year by a Kidderminster solicitors.

Thursfields Solicitors responded to Age UK's appeal for funding to keep the Men in Sheds programme running in Stoke Prior by sponsoring a £100 'Shed Share' for 12 months.

The Bromsgrove scheme was formed in 2016 and now has more than 30 members who socialise and learn new skills at regular woodwork sessions.

Michelle Hetheridge, director of wills and estates at Thursfields, said: "We are delighted to support the Men in Sheds group.

“As a local company we are always looking for ways in which we can support the local community, and this is a wonderful project to be involved with.”

Men in Sheds meets from 10am to 2pm Monday to Thursdays at Unit 1, Metal Ores Industrial Estate in Hanbury Road.

For more information or for sponsorship details contact Jo Hughes on 01527 868855 or visit ageuk.org.uk.