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Millionaire's £60,000 for north Wales homeless charity

Post  quickfingers on Fri 25 Feb - 18:03

Not sure if this has been posted already but couldn't see it anywhere. If it has then mods please delete.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12571057

A millionaire businessman has given £60,000 to a north Wales charity supporting homeless families.

Brian Kennedy, owner of Premiership Rugby Union team Sale Sharks, made the donation to Flintshire-based charity Save the Family.

He previously donated money to the fund for Madeleine McCann, the British girl who went missing in Portugal.

Save the Family will use the donation to offer training to homeless families in a bid to get them into work.

Helen Booth, of Save the Family, said: "We want to give families the skills they need to rejoin their communities as fully contributing members of society."

Mr Kennedy, who is behind businesses such as Everest and Weatherseal, launched a charitable trust three years ago to encourage the more affluent to help those who are less well off.

Linda Miles, director of the Brian Kennedy Trust, said: "Brian wanted to be involved in a project that was about engaging with those in need but also encouraging people to help themselves.

"Sometimes people hand over money to charities without really understanding the emotions that are involved in the charity's work. Brian was really impressed with Save the Family."

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Save the Children
Save the Family's launched its training arm the Miracle Company at the end of 2010 to create job opportunities in north east Wales and Cheshire.

Parents are trained in carpentry and furniture repairs and food production skills and the company has a production centre at Northop in Flintshire and retail outlets in Mold and Chester.

The company makes and refurbishes furniture donated by the public and sells the items through its charity shops.

It also sells a range of jams, chutneys and preserves and chocolates.

The charity want to create a new food hygiene and preparation training centre inside the former disused Flint Chapel.




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Re: Millionaire's £60,000 for north Wales homeless charity

Post  quickfingers on Fri 25 Feb - 18:04

"He previously donated money to the fund for Madeleine McCann, the British girl who went missing in Portugal."

Is he distancing himself perhaps?

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Post  docmac on Fri 25 Feb - 18:12

Mr Kennedy, who is behind businesses such as Everest and Weatherseal, launched a charitable trust three years ago to encourage the more affluent to help those who are less well off.

Well the poor McCanns certainly qualified on that score then.

Yes, the impression is that the backer may have had enough.

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Re: Millionaire's £60,000 for north Wales homeless charity

Post  cherrylight on Fri 25 Feb - 18:30

End of financial year.


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Post  malena stool on Fri 25 Feb - 20:24

The homeless charity is a far more worthy recipient than the McCann's Mortgage Repayment and Lawyers Fund for Kennedy's excess and taxable profits. Pity about the dosh he's already given them.

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Re: Millionaire's £60,000 for north Wales homeless charity

Post  welshy on Fri 25 Feb - 23:54

This is the same area i am from so will keep an eye out in my local paper.

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Re: Millionaire's £60,000 for north Wales homeless charity

Post  Guest on Sat 26 Feb - 9:00

maybe he is just ensuring that his good friends will have somewhere to go
after dr amaral has finished with them

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Post  Guest on Sat 26 Feb - 9:05

cherrylight wrote:End of financial year.


tax thing, right?

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Post  Guest on Sat 26 Feb - 9:11

Marky wrote:
cherrylight wrote:End of financial year.


tax thing, right?

could be
end of fiscal year is april
but lots of companies have year ending dec, jan, feb
it gives them an "extra" year without paying tax when they first start up

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Re: Millionaire's £60,000 for north Wales homeless charity

Post  buildersbum on Sat 26 Feb - 9:57

What I read was that Kennedy had stopped helping the Mcs due to his wealth taking a bashing in the last couple of years, so him now giving away £60K doesn't make sense, unless he genuinally feels strongly about this charity, (the good saintly guy pubilicty), or he is making it clear that he DOES have money to give away ................just not to the McCanns, if it is the latter wonder what upset him

Bet we dont hear anything from Clarry on this!!!!!!

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