A CHESTER-BASED charity was delighted to welcome special visitors who had helped provide it with vital funding.

Save the Family, which provides a safe, supported community for vulnerable homeless families, offered its sincere thanks of support to the Cheshire Community Foundation, The Salmon Foundation and the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Robert Mee, when they visited the Cotton Hall site.

A spokesperson for the charity said: "Like many small charities, we struggled significantly through the onset of Covid-19 and especially when it came to finding additional funding to keep our staff and families safe.

"So, when we were successfully awarded over £7,000 from the Cheshire Community Foundation, we were able to make necessary changes to our infection control approach by increasing PPE materials on site and to increase the provision of equipment to keep our families connected with schools and their wider networks.

"This support enabled us to address some of the fundamental challenges that arose during the first lockdown of 2020.

"Our relationship with CCF has grown and through the foundation we were very fortunate to be introduced to David Salmon of the Salmon Foundation, who awarded a grant to us which enabled our families to enjoy a fantastic trip to Rhyl this month to enjoy a much-needed day by the sea, building memories and sharing new experiences."

The focus of Save the Family is to work directly with families who are at significant risk of exposure to a decline in their personal circumstances.

It provides 'trauma informed' specialist residential support through mentoring and role-modelling to families in crisis. This includes family breakdown, addiction, debt and domestic abuse.

Save the Family couldn’t continue to support vulnerable families without the support of local communities.

To know more about the work Save the Family does or how to get involved, email info@savethefamily.uk.com or visit https://www.savethefamily.org.uk/