A big thank you to those who gave generously to help our work during the Christmas period – you are too numerous to mention. Especial thanks to Homeserve whose local staff brought Mr and Mrs Santa and a whole posse of elves who all helped provide a traditional Christmas lunch that went down really well! Santa’s grotto was decorated by our staff and volunteers and many children and families were able to get both gifts and food. Xmas dinner was courtesy of Nando’s who opened their Preston restaurant where staff served an incredible 55 dinners. On Boxing Day our staff and volunteers did a great job in serving up a hot and cold buffet for 50 people News Years Eve and New Years Day were also celebrated with food from our staff and volunteer team. Well done to all who contributed and helped out!
On a more sombre note, we provided cold weather ‘Winter Watch’ overnight accommodation for 35 homeless people with additional support to signpost people towards longer term accommodation. Thanks to the efforts of staff, volunteers and donors, the Christmas period was a little less uncomfortable for many people.
We have had quite a lot of enquiries about volunteering over the past few weeks. So we are going to have a session on the evening of the 27th Feb at 6.30 for prospective volunteers at the Foxton Centre. Staff from our different services will be available to discuss the opportunities available. We’ll provide some refreshments too. If you bring ID we can start the DBS process too
See you then
Thank you for considering donating clothing to us, but, please be aware that due to limited space and need
we CANNOT accept the following items:
Suit jackets, suit shirts & ties, suit trousers, suit shoes
We are desperate for and therefore
We WILL ACCEPT all CLEAN:
Socks, underpants & boxer shorts
Jeans and jogging bottoms of reasonable quality, tee shirts, jumpers, serviceable trainers and shoes
CLEAN SLEEPING BAGS & TOILETRIES ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED.
Donations are beginning to mount up in our store room, it means it’s time to thank quite a few individuals and groups of people for their kindness.
Even though The Eve of all Hallows’ had passed, we would like to share some photos with you – to show you what we were up to at the Centre last weekend.
As the cold weather sets in, what could be better than curling up under your chunky duvet in your comfy, clean and toasty warm bed? Unfortunately, some people can only dream of such comforts.