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Volunteer Chris, from Widnes, hailed a champion fundraiser
A DEDICATED Widnes man who has raised £750,000 for local charities, has been hailed as an inspiration.
Chris Noon, aged 60, a Halton Housing Trust tenant from Crowwood, Halton View, has worked tirelessly fore 30 years to help other people.
He volunteers in the Barnardos charity shop in Albert Square.
He raises money for families in need, as a member of the St Vincent De Paul Society, and visits lonely people.
He enables children from low income families to go on holiday.
Pam Bimpson, manager of the Widnes Barnardos shop, said: “Chris is a very genuine person and helps out in the shop most days. “He’s very good with people and loves giving a helping hand.”
Chris supports local food banks and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, by hosting bingo and charity nights.
He volunteers at a soup kitchen in Seel Street, Liverpool.
Malcolm Finnegan, secretary of the St Vincent De Paul Society at St Bede’s in Appleton Village, said: “Chris lives selflessly and dedicates a tremendous amount of time to helping others.
“He does all this quietly, without making a fuss.
“He really is an inspiration.”
Chris hosts a charity bingo at Widnes Bowling Club in Milton Road, at 9pm every Wednesday.
All are welcome.
Chris Noon in the Barnardos charity shop