A PENARTH charity helping support people affected by spinal injuries has been awarded £6,000 to create a peaceful green space to help people rehabilitate.

Horatio's Garden has been handed the cash from the National Grid Electricity Distribution’s Green Spaces Community Fund.

The charity's head gardener Owen Griffiths said the money would "make a big difference in transforming the area into a beautiful sanctuary where people can experience the therapeutic benefits of horticulture".

"This will have a tremendous impact on the patient's wellbeing and rehabilitation," he said. "Horatio’s Garden would like to say a big thank you to National Grid Electricity Distribution for their wonderful support."

More than 100 grassroots organisations across South Wales, the South West and England and the Midlands have been handed a share of £500,000.

Jill Russell, environment manager at National Grid, said: ' We recognise our duty to protect and preserve the environment in the communities we serve.

"We are thrilled to support dedicated community organisations like Horatio’s Garden in their efforts to transform green spaces and promote environmental sustainability.

"By investing in organisations like this, we aim to deliver a lasting positive impact on our communities and enhance the well-being of local people. Together, we can make a real difference by preserving our natural surroundings and fostering a sustainable future."

National Grid operates the electricity transmission network in England and Wales and is the distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West England and South Wales.