The Morrisons Foundation has donated  £8,372 to KIDS Russell House, which provides overnight respite care for 50 disabled young people aged 8-18 and their families.

The support from the Morrisons Foundation will help to improve the outdoor space at Russell House to be more inclusive to wheelchair-users, by installing a wheelchair swing. This new piece of equipment will ensure that wheelchair users can also enjoy outdoor play, social interaction, fun and friendship as much as all other children who rely on the support of the charity.

Steve Watkins, KIDS Regional Manager (South West) said:

“The support from the Morrisons Foundation will give the young people the opportunity of inclusive outside play, boosting their happiness, social interaction, self-esteem and communication skills.Their families also get a much-needed emotional and physical break from care-giving, safe in the knowledge their child is getting the same opportunities to play with others, learn and develop, as every other child”

Laura Jones, Community Champion at the Morrisons store in Bristol said:

“I’m absolutely thrilled that the Morrisons Foundation have been able to help such a great local charity. Knowing that our support will make a genuine difference to disabled children in our community really does make me proud. Helping local charities is at the heart of what the Foundation is all about and I’m so happy that we can provide this grant.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives. Since launching over £26 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.