HOME-shopping giant Damart – whose warehousing facility is at Steeton – has pledged its support to a mental health charity.

The company will give money next year to help fund the work of the Cellar Trust across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Ben Phillips, Damart's senior marketing manager, said: "We are pleased to be supporting the trust, which does valuable work and provides an important service for people living within the community where most of our colleagues live and work.

"As a business, it is important to us to support local charity initiatives."

The money will help the Cellar Trust maintain support for people in crisis through its award-winning Haven scheme, and deliver a range of other services for those recovering from mental health problems.

This year the trust has helped more than 3,500 people, including 800 who were in crisis situations.

Kim Shutler-Jones, the trust's chief executive officer, said the charity was grateful to Damart for its backing.

"This donation will help us make a real difference to the lives of the people we work with," she added.

"We have lots of exciting plans for 2019 and the support from Damart will be vital in helping us to ensure that people experiencing mental health problems get the help they need and deserve."