A CHARITY helping vulnerable people across Wirral has received a boost of more than £18,500 from the Asda Foundation.

The £18,572.84 was donated to Rock Ferry Salvation Army Community Church Trust after nomination by staff at Asda's Bromborough store.

It will go towards upgrading church facilities to make them more user-friendly for people with disabilities.

Captain Dominic Eaton, church leader at Rock Ferry Salvation Army Community Church Trust, said: "We are very grateful for the help we've received from Asda Bromborough.

"Our work is important and it's lovely to know that such a large company realises the importance of local charity work.

"The money will help us to complete vital refurbishments to the community hall, making it more accessible and enjoyable for all our users."

Motivated by its Christian faith, the charity offer practical support and services to those who need it.

Its work includes dealing with homelessness, addiction, unemployment and isolation, amongst many other social issues faced in the community.

The Asda Foundation cash will be put towards upgrades to the current venue to make it more accessible and welcoming to all users.

Renovations will include furnishings, equipment and internal work to the building.

Set up in 1988, the Asda Foundation is a registered charity that aims to have a positive impact on local communities, making independent grants to provide support to a range of local good causes, chosen by Asda’s community life colleagues throughout the UK.

It funds charitable projects and activities what have the ability and potential to achieve change for the better – with the aim of making a significant difference to local communities and the people who live there, both now and in the future.

The Asda Foundation is celebrating its 30th birthday over the next year with a number of surprise grants to previously supported projects totalling to £300,000.

The application to the Asda Foundation by Rock Ferry Salvation Army Community Church Trust was supported by store colleagues at the Asda store at Welton Road in Bromborough.

Helen-Louise Sestan-Burton, Asda Bromborough's community colleague, said: "We see the Foundation as one of the many ways to give something back to the communities that support us.

"That's why we lend a hand to the wide range of good causes with which our colleagues are involved, sharing their passion and helping to make a difference through a variety of projects locally and across the UK.

"Supporting smaller, local applications such as the Rock Ferry Salvation Army Community Church Trust is really important to us – and we hope it will make a real difference within the local community in Wirral."

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