DISADVANTAGED children are to benefit from a charity foundation which was set up by a much-loved local businessman.

The late Gerry Deeney raised more than £100,000 in his lifetime for good causes through his Senit Foundation.

Since his death his daughter Aileen and fellow Senit trustees have continued his legacy.

They recently gave a donation to Children In Poverty Inverclyde to help send families on holiday this summer.

Trustee John McGovern said: "The Senit Foundation commend the work that Pat Burke and his team do in running Children in Poverty within the Inverclyde area.

"We feel it's appropriate to make a donation to such a worthy and caring cause.

"Pat does a remarkable job.

"Children and families benefit greatly from his ongoing support within the community."

Port Glasgow-born Gerry, who passed away four years ago, spent years raising money for charity after setting up the foundation.

Close friend John added: "Gerry worked tirelessly in supporting local worthy causes.

"Donations like this made Gerry smile and thankful that he was supporting his local community.

"Gerry would often inspire myself and others to help those in need by making a difference to people’s lives.

"The Senit Foundation wish Pat and his team well in his continued efforts to generate funds and support Children in Poverty."

Over the years the Senit Foundation supported many charities and good causes, such as Ardgowan Hospice, Inverclyde Royal Hospital and the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Since his death his daughter Aileen has continued managing the foundation and co-ordinating fundraising events.

Children in Poverty founder Mr Burke was moved by the donation.

He added: "This is a fantastic gesture from the Senit Foundation and is very gratefully received."