Seaforth charity for homeless gets £40,000 boost from Bangor race day

A Seaforth charity which supports homeless people has been given a £40,000 boost thanks to a race day.

Emmaus Merseyside has benefited from the Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity race day at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse on November 9.

The charity was the event’s official sponsor, so they have been given the money raised from race sponsorships, hospitality sales, a silent auction, pledges and a bucket collection.

Nigel Mellor, chair of Emmaus Merseyside said: “Emmaus Merseyside was delighted to be nominated by the Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity to benefit from this year’s Charity Race Day event.

“It has proved a resounding success. Everyone has had a really enjoyable time and we have raised a fantastic sum for charity. Many thanks to the corporate sponsors and the many people who came along to support the event and make it such as success.”

Emmaus Merseyside is working towards supporting up to 28 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting.

The charity currently runs a social enterprise on Sandy Road, also in Seaforth, taking in and selling donated and refurbished furniture, household goods, clothes and vintage pieces.

Tim Marshall, chairman of Trustees, Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity, said: “We were delighted such a worthwhile charity as Emmaus was chosen for our race day and all those attending enjoyed a truly memorable day at the races.”

Jeannie Chantler, Bangor-on-Dee racecourse manager, added: “Bangor on Dee was delighted to host the Charity Race Day and very pleased to be able to assist this excellent charity in raising much needed funds for the homeless in the Liverpool area.”