Royal & SunAlliance has awarded £28,000 to local charities in the Bristol area as part of its castle (Care and Support in the Local Environment) scheme.

So far, there have been 14 charities awarded either £1,000 or £2,000 and another 14 charitable donations of £500 will be made by the end of the year.

The cheques were presented to the charities at an award ceremony yesterday (5th April) at the RSA Bristol offices.