Morrisons Foundation funded a Variety Sunshine Coach to Heaton School in Stockport, which is a special school for young people with severe learning difficulties and complex medical needs.

The Morrisons Foundation — a charity set up by Morrisons to award grants for charity projects which improve people’s lives agreed to back the project.

David Scott, trustee of the Morrisons Foundation said:

“We were approached by Variety to help them to purchase a new vehicle to support young people at Heaton School in Stockport and we were delighted to award a grant which we’re sure will make a real difference.”

The coach was presented to the school by Sam Burden of the Morrisons Foundation and two employees of Morrisons store in Openshaw, Georgina Doyle and Debbie Place.

Jonathon Curtis, Deputy Head Teacher of Heaton School said:

“We cannot thank The Morrisons Foundation and Variety enough for giving the children at Heaton School the opportunity to enjoy the same privileges as other children in the community. This Sunshine Coach will do so much for our children with activities in and out of school.”

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Stockport came along as special guests of Heaton School, along with school governors, fundraisers and parents all who made the day extra special for the children.

In 2016, the Morrisons Foundation has funded two Variety Sunshine Coaches in the Northwest Region, the first given to Millwood Special School in Bury.