SAVE the Family held a Christmas event to fundraise for and raise awareness of the new Miracle Village they are building in the Cheshire countryside.
It hosted the event at Chester Cathedral which included singing from some children in the charity’s care and a Christmas play and music.
The event was to raise awareness of the new Miracle Village at Cotton Hall Farm at Cotton Edmunds, near Chester.
When completed next summer the village, which is costing £4m to build, will provide temporary accommodation for families faced with homelessness.
Save the Family created its first village at Plas Bellin Hall, Northop Hall, and also has outreach homes across the region.
Although it has helped thousands recover from the trauma of losing their homes it is currently only able to support 15 per cent of the 400 families referred to them each year.
Many of those facing homelessness have also endured terrible adversity throughout their lives. Others are finding it impossible to cope with crippling debts.
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs, who addressed the audience of charity supporters and potential donors, said the new Miracle Village would transform the lives of those in most need.
“There are many worthy charities that deserve the support of the public, but Save the Family in particular pulls on my heartstrings.
“The gap between those who are suffering and those who are not is widening. No one agency is responsible for addressing the problems faced by homeless families, which is why we all need to work together to do everything possible to share this burden.”