A KIDDERMINSTER charity is among groups to benefit from free donations of hand sanitiser from a leading food chain.

Wyre Forest Dial-a-Ride, which offers door-to-door transport for people struggling to use public transport, received the handouts from the Midcounties Co-operative chain.

The company has distributed 15,600 tubes of sanitiser to more than 100 of its stores across the Midlands and beyond.

Stores then chose where they wanted the donations to go, with Laconchild Primary School, Cleobury Mortimer, also benefitting.

The sanitisers were donated by health and beauty product manufacturers the DCS Group Limited.

Phil Ponsonby, Midcounties Co-operative chief executive, said: "Our ongoing commitment to support our local communities means we have established strong connections to help many of those most in need.

"We are very grateful for the kind donation from DCS Group Ltd and know our community and charity partners will really appreciate the gesture to help keep them safe."