A PRESTWICH community organisation and an animal sanctuary have been awarded a cash grant thanks to nominations from the public.

The Fed has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award which will help support the charity in caring for some of the most vulnerable people across the Jewish community.

And the same total is on its way to Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary from the same cause.

The grant was awarded by the insurer Ecclesiastical, which invited members of the public to nominate causes close to their hearts.

Raphi Bloom, director of fundraising and marketing at The Fed, said he was delighted with the results of the public vote.

He added: “We are thrilled to see - through receipt of this donation - that the community views us as an essential resource, somewhere to turn to when they need help.

"From babies and young families in the community, through to centenarians living at Heathlands Village, The Fed exists to offer the crucial support and social care that people can require at every stage of their lives.

“The money we will receive from Ecclesiastical will help us with a variety of services and ensure that no-one who needs us is turned away.”

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, added: “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards.

"We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”