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partyDISABLED children and their families were among the star guests of a fun-packed Christmas party.

For the past two years, Liverpool businessman Steve Morgan’s charity, The Morgan Foundation, has donated almost £450,000 for equipment to make children’s lives better.

A wide range of wheelchairs, buggies, hoists, car seats, beds, and communication aids are making the going much easier for hundreds of disabled youngsters – and their families.

And to celebrate the occasion Steve and his team laid on a cracker of a Christmas party at Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire.

“It was great fun and great to meet all the families who are benefiting from the life-enhancing equipment that we’ve been able to fund,” said Steve, who is also founder and chairman of Redrow Homes.

SteveJane“We set up the Morgan Foundation fourteen years ago with one goal – to make a difference.

“And there can be nothing better than making a difference to children’s lives.”

Sheila Brown, chief executive at Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, which administered the children’s equipment programme, said:

“As local authority budget cuts continue to bite, more and more families are turning to charities like Newlife so their children can get vital equipment for everyday life. Having the support of The Morgan Foundation is an enormous boost.

“Anyone struggling to access equipment through their statutory services should call our Newlife Nurse Helpline to discuss their individual situation.”

Since 2001, the Morgan Foundation has donated more than £30m to charities and community groups across Merseyside, West Cheshire, North Wales, North Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands.

This year they will be handing out more than £2m to more than 40 organisations – and have handed over two Smiley Buses and one Smiley Van to the All Together NOW! disability/health newspaper.

Contacts:

The Morgan Foundation, 01829 782800

www.morganfoundation.co.uk

Newlife Nurse Helpline, 0800 902 0095

www.newlifecharity.co.uk

PICTURED: Top, Steve Morgan and Father Christmas with some of the partygoers. Middle: Steve and Jane Harris, administrator at The Morgan Foundation. Pictures by KEN ALMOND