DISABLED children are to benefit from a major donation by a North-East estate agent.

North-East estate agent Bradley Hall donated £17,000 to County Durham-based Heel and Toe, some of which was raised during a fundraising day at the races.

The charity was founded in 2008 and now helps more than 100 children across the region from its base in Pelton, offering free therapy including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language, conductive education and special educational needs tutoring.

Chief executive Douglas Long said: “Heel and Toe receives no government funding and needs more than £500,000 each year to provide the vital services, so we are very grateful for this large donation.

“I would like to say a big thank you to Bradley Hall on behalf of the charity, the children who use our services and their families.

“The money will make a huge impact and allow us to deliver our much-needed services to children in the North-East who need it most.”

Peter Bartley, operations director at Bradley Hall, added: “Heel and Toe are an independent local charity which completely relies on donations to provide much needed therapy for children with disabilities. We would also like to thank our guests and business partners who helped us fundraise.”