TWO charities received cheques totalling £2,000 during a recent presentation ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Redditch.

Cllr Roger Bennett was invited to Astwood Bank Club, which organised a music festival in July, to present the funds.

The money was split between the Air Ambulance, which received £500 and Birmingham Children’s Hospital which got the remaining £1,500.

Cllr Bennett said: “It was my pleasure to support two worthwhile charities and the club too, which put on this amazing community event.”