Players and staff from Worcestershire County Cricket Club have handed over £1,000 to buy a seat for Fort Royal Community school’s minibus.

The money will pay for a seat on the new wheelchair-accessible minibus, named Bertie by pupils.

The minibus will be used to take pupils, who have physical and learning disabilities, to sporting and recreational activities.

Worcestershire County Cricketer Joe Leach said of the visit: “A humbling but great visit today at Fort Royal Community school who are doing great things for children in the Worcestershire community”

The players and staff heard that Bertie the minibus was donated by the Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading disability sports charity and was made possible by fundraising efforts of their supporters of the charity as well as the schools own fundraising efforts.

The visit took place on Thursday, February 28.