Peel Ports supports Sefton and Liverpool charities

18 August 2021

The Port of Liverpool has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting local communities, with a series of charitable donations.

The donations, to the value of £4000, will support the regional charities the port operator has worked with for the last few years, including KidsKonnect, Emmaus Merseyside and Whitechapel Centre with the addition of the Sefton Sea Cadets.

The charities Peel Ports work with are all chosen by employees and the Port of Liverpool has stepped up its support to aid these charities as they individually navigate their way out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sefton Sea Cadets, based on Field Lane, will use the donation from Peel Ports towards purchasing a new minibus, after theirs was stolen earlier in the year, enabling young people to access training and extra-curricular activities.

KidsKonnect, a Sefton-based charity that helps socially disadvantaged, severely disabled and terminally ill children experience a holiday with a view to enhancing their quality of life, will use the funds to continue supporting families in the area.

Emmaus Merseyside and the Whitechapel Centre will both use their donations to continue providing much needed services and support to homeless people across the region.

Following previous contributions, the latest round of funding highlight’s the firm’s commitment to continue supporting local organisations as part of its post-COVID recovery plans.

Phil Hall, Port Director at the Port of Liverpool said:

As one of the largest employers and businesses in the local region, it is important that we support the communities in which we operate.

All four selected charities provide vital services for people living in the region and as a local resident of Sefton myself, I feel especially proud that the Port of Liverpool is able to recognise the part it plays in supporting these initiatives

We are committed to helping these charities develop a sustainable future and we will continue to work with them - and other organisations like them – with the brilliant work they do for the region.

Claire Ward, fundraiser at KidsKonnect said:

We are very grateful for this fantastic contribution to our work. Operating since 1994, and run solely by volunteers, KidsKonnect provides group holidays to Wales for disadvantaged, disabled and terminally ill children so no child is excluded, and holidays are provided free of charge.

This donation from the Peel Ports Charity Fund will give more children the opportunity to experience a holiday.  Donations like this are vital in enabling us to continue to make a difference to the lives of children living in difficult circumstances.