Morrisons supermarket staff in Watford have the chance to support thousands of local young people by voting for Action for Children to become their next charity partner.

With its headquarters in Ascot Road in the town, the national charity runs over 500 services across the UK – including West Hyde, a Rickmansworth-based service for disabled children.

The charity is now in the final two as Morrisons staff vote for who they want to enter a three-year partnership with to raise £10 million.

Director of fundraising and marketing at Action for Children, Locks Farmer, said: "At least 4.3 million children are living in poverty in the UK. Every day, we see children and young people sleeping on the floor of cold rooms, feeling hungry because they haven’t had enough to eat or going without proper shoes.

"This cannot be right, but we can do something about it. We will launch The Morrisons Fund to help children who urgently need our support. We will ensure children have everything they need to not just survive, but thrive.

"A partnership with Morrisons would be huge for vital local services, like our Rickmansworth based West Hyde service for disabled children. As demand for our services rise, and funding increasingly short, this partnership would allow us to continue supporting children in your hometown."

Action for Children says it will make sure the partnership is also lots of fun for the Morrisons staff who get involved.

Events lined up include a Morrisons Star Jump Challenge and its celebrity-studded sleepout event, to extra-special volunteering, like welcoming children to learn crucial skills like cooking or taking them for a day out, something they can otherwise only dream of.