WARRINGTON health projects have been awarded grants thanks to the generosity of a Stockton Heath-based company.

Home-Start Warrington and Warrington Street Pastors each benefited from the scheme thanks to Assura PLC, found in Greenalls Avenue, and the Cheshire Community Foundation.

Assura staff, who design, build, invest in and manage primary care and community healthcare buildings, voted on the projects they were most keen to support.

Zoe Sheppard, CEO of Cheshire Community Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be working with Assura and their support for three projects in Warrington will make a real difference.

“We have a growing number of businesses in Cheshire and Warrington which have partnered with us to ensure a more strategic approach to their charitable giving.”

Home-Start Warrington, a support charity which trains volunteers to support disadvantaged families, will be aided by Assura in training a minimum of 12 volunteers a year.

Warrington Street Pastors are volunteers who patrol the town centre each Saturday and some Fridays between 11pm and 5am, providing care and support to young people who find themselves in distress due to excess alcohol, drug misuse or who have become separated from their friends.

The Assura funding will help support the creation of a professional video, website and social media platform to educate schools, churches, clubs and other organisations on the dangers they may be faced with on a night out.

Also to benefit from the village company’s grant is the Newton Community Centre in Newton-le-Willows.

Assura CEO, Jonathan Murphy, said: “These projects all struck a real chord with our team and we’re delighted to be working with the foundation.”