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I couldn't stand by and watch while people of Barbuda suffered; MORGAN DONATES $1M TO HURRICANE IRMA FUND.

Byline: OWEN HUGHES Business Correspondent owen.hughes@dailypost.co.uk

NORTH Wales developer Steve Morgan has donated one million US Dollars to the Barbuda Relief Fund after the island was devastated by Hurricane Irma.

The deadly hurricane has tragically claimed a number of lives and left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean island of Barbuda.

Irma was a category five hurricane - the highest level possible - and it is understood that over 60% of Barbuda's people are now homeless as a result.

Get Mr Morgan, who was raised in Rhyl and went to school in Colwyn Bay, has had a home on the island of Antigua for many years and yesterday called on the international community, and those with the available means, to come to the island's assistance as a matter of urgency.

"My heart goes out to everyone affected by Hurricane Irma," said the founder and Chairman of Deeside based Redrow plc.

"I've been visiting the island for many years and my family and I consider Antigua as a second home.

"We have all seen the truly horrendous pictures and footage of the damage caused by the hurricane and cannot begin to imagine what it is like for those involved.

"So many people have been affected and now face such a long and hard struggle to return to some kind of normality. "The devastation on the ground cannot be overstated - we simply cannot stand by and watch the people of Barbuda suffer and I just felt like I had to do something to try to help., the latest North Wales news at www.dailypost.co.uk "I would also repeat the calls already made for the international community, and others with the available means, to come together and do whatever they can to help all those affected who are in such desperate need following the devastating hurricane."

Steve Morgan has made the donation of one million US dollars via his charity - the Steve Morgan Foundation - which he formed in 2001.

Mr Morgan is worth PS831m - the sixth richest man in Wales. He would be a billionaire but last year gifted more than 11% of his Redrow housebuilding company shares to his charitable foundation. LATEST ON HURRICANE IRMA: P25

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Date:Sep 9, 2017
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