Steve Attends YKids Opening

Steve Morgan was delighted to attend the recent official opening of the new facility for the Ykids charity in Bootle, a fresh venue for the vital charity which has been regularly supported by the Steve Morgan Foundation.

The new venue, previously Orrell Library, will give Ykids greater scope for its work offering creative activities and projects to enable children from Bootle to reach their full potential.

The Steve Morgan Foundation has donated over £100,000 to Ykids during its 20-year history, including £33,000 towards the capital funding for this new venue.  Click here to read all about the charity and the impact that our funding has had. 

Steve was joined in cutting the tape at the official opening by Claire Simmo, Radio City DJ and Ykids ambassador, and Millie, one of the Ykids’ members.

Ykids CEO Claire Morgans said:  “We are indebted to the Steve Morgan Foundation, who were amongst the first funders who believed in us in our early days just as the charity was getting started.

“Steve has helped to make such a difference in this community and we are so grateful for his support.

“Our new building is a great resource and offers a platform to develop even more activities for children, young people and families, and we look forward to the new opportunities it gives us.

“After years of borrowing or renting facilities, it’s great to finally have a place to call home.”

The arrival of Ykids at the new facility means that the Steve Morgan Foundation has now supported both of the new charities now operating in the building.

A similar grant of £33,000 was also awarded as part of long term support to the Venus Charity, which officially opened its doors at the premises last year.

This followed a three-year grant of £60,000 made in 2008 and the award of a Smiley Bus in 2013.

Venus is a well-established organisation providing a wide range of support services for children, young people, women, parents and families.

The charity has made use of its new facility to provide a friendly and welcoming space where young people up to the age of 18 can access information and advice on mental health issues and a variety of therapies, as well as receive group support.

Jane Harris, of the Steve Morgan Foundation, said:  “We are delighted to have supported two fantastic charities carrying out such vital roles for the community of Bootle.

“It was a privilege for me to attend the opening of Venus at its new venue last year, and meet some of their staff and service users, and Steve felt exactly the same about being there for the official launch of Ykids in their new facility.

“The Trustees have always been keen to support charities which make such a positive difference in their local community, and when you go along, and meet those involved, you pick up a real sense of just how many people they are impacting.

“We are proud to have played a part in helping with the transformation of the building and we look forward to both Ykids and the Venus Charity going from strength to strength in their new home.”

PICTURES COURTESY JIM KEELAN

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