A BUCKET collection at Saturday's Harriers game against York City has helped to bring our Shuttle Run appeal's running total up to £2,500!

Volunteers from Wyre Forest homeless charity HELP collected £201.56 at the gates of Aggborough Stadium, bringing us another step closer to our £10,000 goal.

All of the money raised in The Shuttle Run appeal, which launched earlier this month to celebrate the newspaper's 150th anniversary, will go towards buying a van for HELP to collect and deliver donations to people in need across the district.

Kidderminster Harriers commercial manager, Paul Biggerstaff, said: "As a community-minded football club, we have a responsibility to do as much as we can to support those in the local area who may be less fortunate than others.

"The HELP campaign is helping a fantastic cause which works in the very heart of the town.

"We are only too happy to be able to play a small part in aiding that and the fantastic work the Shuttle is doing to spread the word."

As well as transporting food, clothing, bedding and toiletries to rough sleepers, the van will also allow HELP to accept larger donations like furniture and appliances to help homeless people get back on their feet.

Donations can be made online by clicking here. Cheques can be sent to Kidderminster Shuttle, Second Floor, Copthall House, 1 New Road, Stourbridge DY8 1PH. Make them payable to HELP and write SHUTTLE RUN on the back.

Bank transfers should go to HELP, Lloyds Bank, account number 38430260, sort code 30-91-91.

Could you, your school or business hold a fundraising event for The Shuttle Run appeal? It could be a charity auction, a bake sale or even a sponsored skydive.

The Shuttle will be running stories each week as we get closer to our target, so email emily.collis@newsquest.co.uk and let us know how you’re supporting the appeal!