A CHARITY which helps homeless and vulnerable people has received an £11,000 donation from the Morrisons Foundation.

Caring For Life, based in Cookridge, has supported more than 5,000 people over the last 30 years.

As well as its housing support work, long-term supported living homes and therapeutic activities, at Crag House Farm, the charity runs a restaurant, farm shop, cafe and sensory gardens which are maintained by volunteers and vulnerable adults. The donation from the Morrisons Foundation will be used to create a new outdoor play area at the site which is visited by more than 60,000 people each year.

The cheque was presented by Sarah Marston, from the Morrisons store in Horsforth.

She said: "The Morrisons Foundation supports charities which make a positive difference in local communities and Caring For Life does just that. It was great to meet the team and find out more about what they do."

Zoe Smith from Caring for Life said: "We are thrilled to have received this grant from the Morrisons Foundation, which will enable us to install high quality play equipment. This will also benefit children from vulnerable families, supported by Caring For Life’s Being There housing support team, families which rarely have the opportunity to leave inner city areas of deprivation and spend quality time in beautiful countryside.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by the supermarket chain in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help to improve people's lives. Since launching more than £15 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for funding.