The Rotary Club of Chester has presented a cheque for £5,000 to Kieran Hatton from Cheshire Young Carers.

This follows two successful events – the River Dee raft race and a charity golf tournament at Eaton Golf Club.

Cheshire Young Carers in Ellesmere Port is the main beneficiary charity for the club this year and gives support to children or young people living alone with a family member who has an illness or disability.

It provides a range of services to aid young people with a well-trained volunteer workforce to help improve their wellbeing, as they rarely get out and about with friends of their own age.

Kieran thanked the club for its substantial donation, saying the money would be put to good use in giving young carers the opportunity they would not otherwise have of meeting others in a similar situation, forming friendships and by going on holiday together.

The presentation, on behalf of the club, was made by Bryan Kennedy, finance director of Birkenhead-based Survitec Group, a global manufacturer of marine survival equipment and main sponsor of the 2014 raft race, who said the company was proud to be associated with such a worthy cause.