A SIMPLE breakfast meeting managed to raise over £2,000 for a charity which supports SEND children.

Representatives from over 60 business across the South East donated money to Dingley's Promise charity on Friday, September 27.

The fundraising took place at Sand Martins Golf Club in Finchampstead, where businesses took part in an auction and raffle, organised by the Wokingham chapter of the international business networking group BNI.

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Catherine McLeod MBE, chief executive of Dingley's Promise, said: "We are overwhelmed at the amount of money raised, the number of people who expressed a wish to help in other ways and the amazing generosity of members in donating prizes.

"It goes without saying that we are hugely grateful to Wokingham BNI for everything they do for Dingley's Promise."

The charity offers support to children up to the age of five-years-old, who have special educational needs and disabilities.

In 2011, Dingley's Promise received the Queen's Award for Voluntary service an MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others.

Steve Allen, president of the BNI Wokingham chapter, said: "Dingley's Promise do such amazing jobs for local children and their families and we are so pleased to be able to assist in raising funds for this fantastic local charity."