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Morrisons Support OACT Disability Project

6 October 2016

Oldham Athletic Community Trust increases support for people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder thanks to the Morrisons Foundation.

Young people in Oldham with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder are benefitting thanks to a £5,000 donation from the Morrisons Foundation to Oldham Athletic Community Trust. 

The donation, handed over by Morrisons Failsworth store Community Champion Sam Davies, will be used to run activities at the charity’s multi-sport youth club ‘Take A Break’.

Sam was delighted to see a local charity benefit from money raised through the sale of carrier bags in Morrisons stores. 

She said: “It’s great that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to award this grant to Oldham Athletic Community Trust. 

"The Take A Break project helps young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder to socialise and participate in a range of activities, and I’m excited to see how this donation will make a positive difference in our local community.” 

The Oldham Athletic Community Trust works with local people to help them become they best they can be. 

Martin Vose, Community Trust Manager, is looking forward to increasing the support on offer for young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. 

He said: “We would like to thank the Morrisons Foundation for supporting our Take A Break project. 

"The impact of the donation will be massive for all those families who are involved with our Take A Break club and will help us to ensure that the activities on offer are of the highest possible quality.” 

The Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket, awards grants for charity projects which make a positive difference to people’s lives. 

Since launching in 2015 the Morrisons Foundation has funded a wide range of projects, supporting charities in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales. 

Charities are encouraged to log on to www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for a grant.

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