A neuro-disability hospital in Putney has received a £14,000 donation from supermarket chain Morrisons, which will fund a new sensory bath for patients.

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) on West Hill, say the therapeutic technology can ease the anxieties caused by COVID-19, and support the wellbeing of young residents with complex neuro-disabilities.

The RHN provides rehabilitation and long-term care for 300 patients every year with conditions such as Huntington’s disease and Motor Neuron Disease. 

Director of Fundraising, Jane Beaven, welcomed the grant. She said:  

“I am delighted that The Morrisons Foundation has decided to support the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability to purchase a sensory bath for Haberdashers House, a specialist unit for young people who have complex disabilities after serious brain injury or illness.

“Your generosity will make bathing time a more therapeutic and relaxing experience for young patients and residents.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives. 

Since launching, over £29 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee said:

“We’re pleased that our donation can be used to help deliver such enriching therapeutic sessions.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has created additional pressures on so many people in our communities so it’s reassuring that the RHN team, with the help of their new equipment, are able to dedicate time to easing these anxieties.”

Local charities can find out how to apply for a grant here.