A SPECIALIST nursery for children with disabilities and learning difficulties in Salisbury has been presented with a cheque for more than £2,500.

The John McNeill Opportunity Centre, on Odstock Road, has been granted £2,600 towards IT resources, as part of the Gannett Foundation, which brings benefits to the local communities served by local papers, such as the Journal.

Angela Bryant, nursery manager, said: “It is brilliant that we have been awarded the grant. I'm so glad we applied for it.

"It's so nice to get a bit of good news.

"The money will be used for iPads and computers for the children, which will really help them in a constructive way.”

Every year charities and community groups are invited to apply for grants from the charitable arm of the Journal's parent company, Newsquest.

Organisations that have benefited from grants from the Gannett Foundation in recent years include the Tisbus scheme and the Fibromyalgia Association in Salisbury.

In the last 10 years the scheme has given away more than £4million to good causes across the country.