Chester’s First Health and Beauty Expo!

 

What a day!! Over 500 people attended our first Health and Beauty Event at Chester Racecourse! The day kicked off with an amazing talk from BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin and continued throughout the day with seminars, demonstrations and tutorials focused on Health and Beauty. All this lead up to Save the Families first Young Make-Up Artist of the Year competition. The competition was won by 14 year old Mia Smith-Roberts! The competion was judged by Instagram sensations and influencers Alisha Heap and Jasmin Archer-Jones. The event was hosted entirely by Save the Family volunteer staff  with the help of Chester Racecourse Company’s Project 1000 volunteers and raised almost £3000. These funds will go to help homeless families through a really difficult period in life.

Our newly created ‘Family Friend’ post at work!!

Here’s Kath in her newly created ‘Family Friend’ role. She is assisting two of our residents to cook good quality food for less. They started by writing a list then going shopping to get good quality ingredients for the cheapest prices. Then came the hard bit, they went into our community kitchen and batch cooked 3 different meals, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Chicken Curry and Shepherds Pie. And oh boy, did they batch cook?! Over 56 portions in total!

The completed meals were shared between themselves at a cost of £15.00 each!! Well done ladies x

Our Teddy has been on adventures again this week!

This week we were honoured to be invited into Eccleston C of E Primary School’s assembly. A huge thank you to all the staff and children who allowed us to highlight all the fabulous work we do at Save the Family. Our Teddy has never had so many cuddles!

Good Luck to all the children who enter the competition to name our Teddy!

http://www.ecclestonprimary.cheshire.sch.uk/

Did you see our Teddy in Chester?

A huge thank you to everyone who donated whilst out shopping on Saturday! Every penny collected benefits homeless families in our community.

The Sensory Garden Opening

Wow, what a day!! After months of design, then many hours of hard work we are proud to say that on the 23rd of November 2018, we finally opened the Sensory Garden. Our dream would never have become a reality without funding and the hard-work of our Corporate Volunteers. They worked for many hours along side our ground staff to produce an amazing space for our residents, staff and volunteers to enjoy for many years to come.

Our http://www.Tesco.com/bagsofhelp plaque has finally arrived! Thank you to http://www.tesco.com for helping to make it happen.