LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson's decision to scrap the £25 congestion charge might be bad news for green campaigners, but it has given a welcome boost for a Wycombe-based charity.

Porsche, which legally challenged the charge, is entitled to have its legal costs paid by Transport for London.

But the car company has offered to donate the money to SKIDZ, which helps young people learn about motor vehicles, to funnel into a new project starting in Hillingdon.

David Lister, chair of trustees at SKIDZ Wycombe, said: "The financial support from Porsche has enabled all the other parts of this public, private, charitable partnership to come together allowing the creation of another motor project. This new project will benefit the young people in the Borough of Hillingdon.

"This is a powerful tool for changing lives."

The amount Porsche will be donating has not yet been confirmed.

SKIDZ has been established in High Wycombe for 10 years, with other projects operating in the south east.