A DUDLEY youth group has been given a funds boost thanks to the charity arm of a leading footwear retailer Pavers.

All Stars Youth Group has received £2,000 from the company's Pavers Foundation charitable initiative.

Pavers employee Marie applied for the funding through the Foundation’s employee grant scheme to support All Stars - a group for young adults in the Dudley borough with special educational needs.

Marie’s daughter Olivia, who also previously worked at Pavers, is a volunteer for the charity and her goddaughter attends the group regularly.

The charity will use the money to support its annual ball later this year, celebrating the achievements of its young people throughout the year.

A spokesperson for All Stars said: “This funding is a phenomenal amount of money for us to receive and will be shared across both youth club and our senior group members to host a spectacular annual Enchanted Forest Ball for all this year to celebrate our achievements together.”

The Foundation, which grants meaningful donations to charities and causes close to the hearts of the 1,700 colleagues of Pavers, has donated more than £1.7million to date.