A DONATION from a Malton business will help to fund a fun day out for children who have been affected by a devastating brain condition.

St James’s Place Partners Andrew Payne and David Brooman, presented £1,000 from the St James’ Place Charitable Foundation to the Encephalitis Society.

Associate partner Andrew Payne said: “Supporting local charities is important to us and it’s amazing to think that a truly global organisation like the Encephalitis Society is based right here in Malton.

“It really struck a chord with all of us when we discovered that the donation would go towards helping families to build a better future and we are delighted that we could be of help.”

Andrew Cleaton, trusts and foundations co-ordinator with the Encephalitis Society, said: “Encephalitis doesn’t just affect the individual.

“It can tear relationships apart which is why we believe it is so important to support the whole family.”

“We are very grateful to Andrew, David and their team and to St James’s Place Charitable Foundation for this fantastic grant which means we can now deliver this brand new venture.

“Families affected by encephalitis will get the chance to meet, enjoy each other’s company and hopefully develop life-long friendships. In addition, all the children and young people taking part will be given the skills and resources needed to deal with the many challenges they face after encephalitis.”

The donation came from St James’s Place Charitable Foundation, the charity arm of St James’ Place Wealth Management of which David and Andrew are both members.