A READING charity in Oxfordshire has won a share of a £1M youth charity giveaway.

Three regional charities have been awarded a share of a £1M fund supporting under-18s as a part of the housebuilder, Persimmon Homes, Building Futures campaign.

Didcot based reading charity Quest for Learning, represented the education and arts category. Melksham Cricket Club sport, and Wiltshire Treehouse health and were among the 96 organisations to reach the final stage of its Building Futures competition.

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Three finalists were each awarded the top prize of £100,000, three the second prize of £50,000 and three the third prize of £20,000.

Julian Roper, director in charge at Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “The Building Futures scheme has been a great success and it is wonderful to celebrate the fantastic work of so many organisations supporting young people in our communities."