09 Mar 2010Blog

Royal Westmoreland owner John Morphet gives to worthy cause

by Maxwell

A Lancashire leisure tycoon has handed the keys to a luxury Caribbean holiday home to a children’s hospice in a bid to raise cash.

John Morphet, the Preston-born multi-millionaire, has given the two-bedroomed apartment on his exclusive Royal Westmoreland Estate on the island of Barbados to Chorley’s Derian House to rent out over the next year.

He hopes it will help raise up to £50,000 towards the £2.25m annual running costs for the hospice, which cares for children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses.

Mr Morphet, who still has a home in Milnthorpe on the Lancashire-Cumbria border, said he was inspired to help the charity after learning it receives less than 10% of its funding from the Government.

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