CHESTER homelessness charity Save the Family has received a major funding boost from The Morgan Foundation.
Charity founder Edna Speed accepted a cheque for £75,000 from Steve Morgan, chairman and founder of The Morgan Foundation.
The funds were raised at The Morgan Foundation inaugural Charity Golf Classic 2008 at Carden Park Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in May.
A sell-out event, the golf day and gala dinner featured a host of famous faces from the sports and entertainment world.
The level of generosity and support from sponsors, celebrities and participants enabled more than £100,000 to be raised for two deserving causes – Save the Family and Wolverhampton Multicare.
The money will help the Save the Family, which provides accommodation and support to homeless families throughout the North West and North Wales, to develop a new family accommodation facility on the outskirts of Chester.
The £3.6m Cotton Hall Farm development at Cotton Edmunds, near Christleton, will include 26 family accommodation units as well as education and training facilities.
The Morgan Foundation has been a longstanding supporter of Save the Family and funded the Morgan Mews properties at the charity’s family centre at Plas Bellin Hall in Flintshire as well as a 17 seat minibus.
Edna explained: “The Morgan Foundation has offered major support to the charity over many years and, as a result, the charity has been able to expand and develop in a way that would have been impossible without Steve Morgan’s commitment.”
Mr Morgan added: “As always, it is wonderful to give our support to such a worthwhile cause as Save the Family.”