Two charities team up to provide specialist equipment for Halton's disabled children

Runcorn and Widnes World: The Morgan Foundation makes a difference to children's lives The Morgan Foundation makes a difference to children's lives

TWO charities are joining forces to provide essential specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children across Widnes and Runcorn.

The Morgan Foundation and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children will be working together to ensure youngsters receive the help and equipment they need.

Newlife chief executive officer, Sheila Brown, said: “As local authority budget cuts continue to bite, we anticipate that even more families from Cheshire will be forced to turn to charities like ours for help.

“With the support of The Morgan Foundation, we can ensure that even more disabled children get the right equipment at the right time.”

The Morgan Foundation has already donated almost £11 million to charities, social enterprises and community projects across Cheshire, North Wales, Merseyside, and north Shropshire since it started in 2001.

The charity was founded by businessman Steve Morgan OBE, founder and chairman of Redrow plc.

In May, The Morgan Foundation is hosting a charity golf day and gala dinner in Cheshire which to provide disability equipment for children whose families have applied to Newlife for help.

This could include wheelchairs and walkers for mobility, specialist beds so children can sleep in safety and communication aids so they can tell their parents when they are hungry or in pain.

Their last golf day in 2012 raised £350,000.

Mr Morgan said: “The Morgan Foundation is dedicated to making a difference.”

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is a national charity which works extensively with families across the region and has funded more than £10m of disability equipment for under-19s in the UK since 2005 and 214 equipment grants worth £371,220 in Cheshire.

For further information about The Morgan Foundation visit morganfoundation.co.uk or call 01829 782800.

For details about Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, call the Newlife Nurse Helpline on freephone 0800 902 0095 or visit newlifecharity.co.uk.

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