A CHARITY which supports vulnerable and distressed children has secured new funding allowing it to carry on its vital work.

Oakland Foundation will now fund Mentor Link’s work with a local young person in Redditch or Bromsgrove for the coming year.

Mentor Link’s dedicated and highly trained volunteers work with young people to help them achieve positive changes in their lives and for them to remain engaged with their families.

The charity also helps them to achieve a successful and positive transition into adulthood.

Mentor Link chief executive Andrea Maddocks MBE said welcomed the boost.

“Many thanks to the Oakland Foundation for supporting Mentor Link which provides one to one support to vulnerable and distressed children.

"The demand for our services is very high this year, so financial support is vital in ensuring that these children obtain a prompt and professional service when needed."

The Oakland Foundation charity supports projects and organisations based around Health and Nutrition, Education and Sport for children under 16 and their families.

It was created by Redditch-based multi temperature supply chain and food distribution operator Oakland International six-years ago.

Oakland Foundation Trustee, Hayley Smith, said: “The Oakland Foundation is delighted to support Mentor Link and the vision they have to extend their support of schools and young people in the area."