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MS Support Centre wins £5000 in the Morgan Foundation Entrepreneur Awards

The MS Support Centre in Saltney, Flintshire has won runner-up place in the Morgan Foundation Awards.

Prizes were awarded in a gala ceremony and the MS Support Centre won £5000 in the category for charity or social enterprise making the best social contribution.

Morgan AwardsThe centre was recognised for "offering support, therapies and helpful strategies to manage the symptoms of MS and other neurological conditions as effectively as possible in a happy, supportive and understanding environment".

The centre began in 1985 and has grown from a small volunteer-let charity to one with more than 300 members employing 12 staff and supported by around 25 volunteers.

The Morgan Foundation was created in 2001 by Steve Morgan, founder of the house building firm Redrow. During the awards ceremony held at Carden Park Hotel, Chester the winners and runners-up in the seven categories won a total of £115k in cash prizes as well as a package of professional services. The Awards were open to charities, social enterprises, businesses and entrepreneurs from Merseyside, Cheshire, Shropshire, North Wales and the Wolverhampton area.

Businessman Steve Morgan, the founder of the Morgan Foundation, said: “The Morgan Foundation Entrepreneur Awards are all about ‘Targeting Inspiration’ – from young entrepreneurs with great ideas, to established charities changing lives across the region. As in previous years I have been heartened and humbled to meet some truly exceptional people during the judging process. At a time of economic uncertainty, stories of entrepreneurial success and social enterprise are even more meaningful and our aim is to give them the recognition they so deserve.”

Information about all the winners, runners-up and finalists can be found on the Awards’ website

04/12/2012 10:51:05

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