STAFF at a Bromsgrove debt recovery business have put their tea drinking skills to good use by raising money for a Wyre Forest dog rescue centre.

After the vending machine at Controlaccount's office in Stoke Prior was replaced earlier this year, meaning staff no longer had to pay for hot drinks, colleagues decided to save up their cash and donate the money to a good cause.

Operations manager Carla Knights, who organised the coffee pot collection, said: "As most of us had already budgeted for our daily drinks, we thought it would be a lovely idea to donate the money that we would have spent on the old coffee machine to a local charity.

"April’s charity was Forest Dog Rescue which is a great cause helping our four-legged friends.”

Staff raised £85 for Forest Dog Rescue, which looks after unwanted, abandoned and mistreated dogs at its shelter in Far Forest.

Charity manager Emma Shaffery said: "Forest Dog Trust provides much needed care and a safe haven to unwanted, abandoned and mistreated dogs that came from all walks of life – from the pound, from private homes where people can’t cope. We looked after 316 dogs in 2018.

"We also help other charities so we take on greyhounds when they finish racing, and also take in working dogs from over in Ireland.

"We can’t do our work without donations and sponsorship so we are grateful to Controlaccount for their support.”

Controlaccount's previous chosen charities include St Pauls Hostel in Worcester and this month's charity is Touchstones Child Bereavement Support.