A DISTRICT NHS care trust has received a £15,000 boost.

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, and its charity Better Lives, has been given the donation by cash plan provider Sovereign Health Care.

Therese Patten, the trust's chief executive, says: "We’re delighted to receive this generous donation.

"The money will help our teams purchase new resources and equipment and develop projects, and provide staff with the opportunity to access specialist training to further develop their learning and enhance our services. I'd like to say a huge 'thank you' to Sovereign Health Care for its unwavering support."

Neil McCallum, chief executive of Sovereign Health Care, says: "We’re proud of our long history of supporting the NHS in Yorkshire and are pleased to continue this commitment.

"Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is vital in delivering much-needed care in the area and we’re delighted to provide these funds to further its work."