A SUNKEN sandpit, nature area and music zone are among the new activities children can enjoy at a short breaks unit in Kidderminster.

Thanks to parents' fundraising, £5,000 has been invested to improve the garden at Moule Close.

The sensory garden will be used by children with complex and special needs.

A Mamma Mia-themed fundraising event, which featured a raffle and silent disco, raised a total of £5,000, including a generous donation of £3,000 from Elliott Nash Construction in Bromsgrove.

Catherine Driscoll, chief executive of Worcestershire Children First, said: “It’s wonderful that Moule Close will be able to develop their sensory garden following this recent fundraiser, it will really create a lot of smiles on faces for everyone which is just lovely.

"I’d like to congratulate the team of parents behind the fundraiser for their unwavering dedication on this, and I’m really pleased such a positive outcome has been achieved.”

Dee Pryce, home manager at Moule Close, added: “The team are working so hard on fund raising for our sensory garden and keeping our children at the heart of what we do and this is a great example, I would like to personally thank everyone involved.’’