Local charity the Road Victims Trust is celebrating a funding boost thanks to a £3,250 award from the Morrisons Foundation. The charity will use the donation to train new volunteers who will support bereaved families and help them cope with the trauma resulting from a fatal road collision.
Mark Turner, Chief Executive of the Road Victims Trust was handed a cheque by Paul Ferguson, Manager of the Morrisons store in Bedford, and Sandra Muir, the store’s Community Champion.
Speaking about the award Mark said “This is a wonderful gesture that will go directly to the training of volunteers to support local people whose lives have been devastated by a road death. We are grateful for the support of the Morrisons Foundation”.
Store Manager Paul was delighted to see a local charity benefit from funds raised through the sale of single-use carrier bags. He said “We’re really pleased that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to award this donation to the Road Victims Trust. The charity provides an important service helping people facing very difficult circumstances, and it’s great to see funding go to such a worthy cause.”
The Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket, awards grants for charity projects which make a positive difference to people’s lives. Charities are encouraged to log on to www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for a grant.