A REDDITCH recruitment firm has raised more than £1,000 for a charity that provides activities for disadvantaged young people.

In September Smart 1 took part in the Birmingham Fun Run alongside some of the young people that are part of the UP Foundation.

A total of £1,025 was raised for the charity which provides sport and physical activity opportunities that have a positive impact on lives and communities.

From football training to tournaments the activities the charity provides teach young people valuable skills such as teamwork that will hopefully prepare them for their future.

“It was a pleasure for us to support such a worthy cause, in addition to the funds we raised, we really hope that this has raised awareness for this brilliant charity and all the work they do,” said Mike Harper, director of the firm.

Delroy Thompson, from the UP Foundation, which started in 2015, said: “We are so grateful to Smart 1 for all of their support. The money raised will go towards a new website and a trip to a football match in Europe in 2018 for the young people.”

For more on the charity, call 07704902392 or email upteam@upfoundationcic.co.uk.