A GROUP set up by local parents to support children with special educational needs has been given a cash boost of £500.

Supporting Parents and Children Experiencing Difficulties Pembrokeshire (SPACED Pembrokeshire) is a group that was created by parents who have children with special needs. Their aim is to support parents and children experiencing difficulties in Pembrokeshire by bringing families together for friendship, to share information and to support one another.

The money was donated by the Dean Bevzy Evans Charity - a local fund set up by the family of Dean 'Bevsy' Evans, who was murdered near his home in Pembroke in 2006.

Charity spokesman Matthew Adams said: “The Dean Bevzy Evans charity was delighted to donate to such a good cause as their needs meet all of our objectives as a charity to provide and assist in the provision of facilities, support services and equipment to help children of many disadvantages.”

The money donated was raised at the charity’s annual ‘cricket with a difference’ event and its annual ball. Since it started, the Dean Bevzy Evans Charity has raised approx £70,000.