mfPICTURED: Jane Harris, administrator at The Morgan Foundation, with the Choir with No Name

A CHOIR whose members have all experienced periods of homelessness or other tough times have lots to sing about, thanks to a £45,000 grant from The Morgan Foundation.

Formed in January 2014, The Choir with No Name enables members to make friends, build confidence and skills, and re-find their place in the world.

Each week members meet at Bluecoat, Liverpool, to learn new songs, meet new friends and enjoy a hot home-cooked meal.

Manager Ema Quinn said: “The last year has been incredible for our Liverpool choir. We sing pop, rock, soul, gospel, reggae, musicals… you name it, we’ll give it a go… although we’ve yet to try any thrash metal or grime!

“This grant from the Morgan Foundation will help secure the choir over the next three years so we can continue expanding and working the people who most need us. It’s very exciting!”

Jane Harris, administrator of The Morgan Foundation, said: “The Trustees thought that the Choir was an innovative way of helping people who have experienced difficulties in their lives and are delighted to be able to support the work they do.”

The Choir with No Name Liverpool are keen to perform at local events.

Contact Ema on 07585 710433 or at:

OVER the past decade The Morgan Foundation has helped hundreds of organisations, committing over £32 million.

This year they have already committed more than £2 million to good causes.

Created in 2001 by businessman Steve Morgan CBE, founder/chairman of Redrow plc, and chairman of the Bridgemere Group of Companies, the Morgan Foundation supports charities across North Wales, Merseyside, West Cheshire and North Shropshire.

Smiley vans putting smiles on so many faces

THE MORGAN Foundation doesn’t just give money to deserving causes.

It also helps keep things moving – whether that’s helping people to go on a day out or ferrying goods from one place to another.

They have just handed over their 45th vehicle – a fantastic Smiley Bus – to Orrets Meadow School in Moreton, Wirral.