Charity Golf Day
Children in the new hydrotherapy pool.
The Morgan Foundation hosts a biannual Charity Golf Day and Gala Ball where funds raised are earmarked for a specific charity or organisation. Since the first one in 2008, over £1.5m has been raised and given.
In 2010 over £250,000 was raised to build a hydrotherapy pool at St Christopher's Special Needs School in Wrexham. Built by Redrow, and with many materials provided at cost or for free from generous local companies, the pool has changed the lives of the children at St Christopher's.
Steve Morgan hands over a new wheelchair.
In 2012 the Charity Golf Day raised nearly £350,000 for Children Today – a local charity that provides mobility aids to children and young adults up to 26 years of age. As a result, 135 children with disabilities have directly benefited from specialist equipment including wheelchairs, hoists, sensory equipment and trikes.
The 2014 Charity Golf Day saw these achievements topped, with a massive £465,000 raised for the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children; a charity that will use the funds to provide essential equipment to disabled children in the Morgan Foundation remit area. This event was the biggest fundraising event in the North West and is one of the largest on record for the UK.
The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton was the chosen beneficiary in 2016. The Way is part of the OnSide Youth Zone network, which has the ambitious mission to give every child in the country a safe and inspiring place to go in their leisure time. Another fabulous event saw £420,000 raised, which will be allocated to a dedicated mentoring programme to help young people from disadvantaged and often dysfunctional backgrounds find a way forward with their lives.