Festive Pop-Up Market

Over 1200 people attended our first Festive Pop Up Market in Chester.  The one day event was held at the Wesley Church Centre on St John Street in Chester on Saturday 30th November.  Massive crowds took the quick detour from the high street to support our charity, guided by a team of volunteer elves.

Gladly nobody left empty handed, with over 20 artisan stall holders selling their festive wares.  Everything from beautiful handmade jewellery, to luxury hampers and Christmas candles were on offer and all to the backdrop of amazing live music.

The wonderful Waite Collective kicked off the proceedings followed by the Fascinating Saxes and the beautiful Songsmiths, whom at one point got the whole crowd involved.

And of course what sort of Festive Event would it be without a visit from Santa in his very own Grotto, sponsored by local Chartered Surveyors Legat Owen. The man himself attended the event in his full regalia giving out pressies and taking requests from local children. It was a fantastic start to the festive season.

Organised from start to finish by a small team of ‘Friends of Save the Family’ (volunteers dedicated to fundraising). Over £3000 was raised which will help to provide practical support for homeless families over the Christmas period.

We would like to thank the @wesleychurchcentrechester for the loan of their venue, all of the stall holders for their amazing products, the live acts who put on a show for the guests and all of the volunteers who gave their time to ensure the 1200 visitors had a fab time.

Tarvin Village Fete

Despite the threat of the rain, we had an amazing day at the Tarvin Vilage Fete.

A huge thank you to the commitee for inviting us to have a tombola stall at this years Summer Fete. Despite the threat of the rain, we had an amazing day. It was brilliant to be out in the local community and to see all the support for our amazing charity.

Come and check the stall out at The Dodleston Summer Festival on 6th July between 12-8.. The Pink Flamingo will be stocked with lollies and some will even have secret prizes attached!!

Save the Family’s Superheroes!

The ESSAR Chester Half Marathon 2019

After hours of pounding the streets in preparation, the big day arrived!

Lining up on Sunday with over 6000 other runners, were Save the Family’s very own Superheroes!

Save the Family could not exist without the tireless work of our volunteer fundraisers. In total over £3000 was raised! Every penny will go to support homeless families in our community.

Chester has definitely got talent!!

A huge ‘Thank You’ to the young ladies at The Queens School Chester for putting on an amazing concert on behalf of Save the Family on Saturday evening. It was a packed house. With something for everyone from Musical Theatre tunes to The Jacksons, the guests were not left disappointed!


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.

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.