Giving the gift of time this Christmas

Dave Webster (left) hands over the check to Josh Worrall with Jake (rear left) and Curtis Webster.

Dave Webster (left) hands over the check to Josh Worrall with Jake (rear left) and Curtis Webster.


Southport based asset management company, The 79th Group, is giving the most precious gift this Christmas – time.


The family run business is meeting the cost of a nurse to work 40 hours at Claire House Children’s Hospice in the Wirral, which helps seriously and terminally ill children and their families through the most difficult of times, by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.


As the group’s chosen charity for 2021, in addition to the monetary donation, a range of sensory gifts were wrapped and taken to Claire House by the Chairman, Dave Webster and his sons Jake and Curtis. To be opened on Christmas day the gifts should help to make the childrens’ day more enjoyable, putting a smile on their faces on the big day.


Dave Webster, Chairman of the 79 th Group, said: “As a family run business we are committed to giving something back to the communities in which we operate. This year has been challenging for so many people, so it’s important that we champion causes close to our hearts and those of the neighbourhoods in which we work.


“We can’t begin to imagine what the children and their families utilising Claire House are going through. We hope that in a small way our donation can help make a very challenging time that little bit easier.”


Josh Worrall, Partnerships Manager at Claire House Children’s Hospice, said: “Our deepest thanks to everyone at the 79th Group for supporting us this Christmas. It’s been a strange year for everyone. At Claire House, we’ve had to adapt how we provide end of life, counselling, respite care and other services to our families. This donation will enable us to continue to support families during what must already be the hardest of times. We really can’t thank the Websters enough.”


As well as supporting Claire House, The 79th Group is also backing budding junior footballers both at home, at Southport F.C. as well as across the globe in Guinea – where they’re launching their second gold mining operation – having donated to the country’s National Football Academy.


The 79th Group was started by entrepreneur David Webster, whose career in investments has started over 30 years ago. Using the skills learned from working in his father’s retail business, he diversified into property and currently owns a portfolio worth £50 million.


The group now includes high end residential development company, 79th Luxury Living; a residential and commercial letting business, and gold mining operation Lusso Tesoro which recently agreed on a deal to buy their second gold mining site in north eastern Guinea.



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