Downtown in Business
Foxton has been adopted as an official charity partner of the business network Downtown in Business we are loking forward to working clodsely with local businesses.
Jeff Marsh our Chief Executive said “Foxton is proud to be able to say that we have been chosen to deliver the new Making Every Adult Matter service for the city. We are excited that Preston has become a member of the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition”. The initiative is supported by three big national charities MIND, Clinks and Homeless Link
The aim is join up services for people with multiple and complex needs
We will be able to co-ordinate their approach with fellow local authorities, services and charities across the country to tackle the root causes of homelessness. Cabinet member Coun Matthew Brown said: “We’re extremely delighted to be included in this initiative, backed by the Big Lottery Fund. The Making Every Adult Matter approach enables us to develop a new way of working with some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable adults in Preston. “We will be able to work alongside other agencies with a co-designed service and have an impact on preventing and relieving homelessness in the city.”
Read more at: https://www.lep.co.uk/news/preston-s-double-boost-to-help-the-homeless-1-8874068
See our jobs page if you would like to be involved
We have been un-successful in our bid for re-funding of the work from the lottery but have secured oyther funding and hopefully with extra support from the City Council will be able to carry on this valuable service for a further 12 months full announcement will follow when the time is right. Fingers crossed
Xmas has gone but Xmas 2018 is yet to come!
Why not buy your Foxton Centre xmas gift card early. Help our work and save money by buying early with our 2 for 1 offer. Canny Xmas shoppers buy early, save money and avoid the last minute xmas panic.
Rather than give your money to faceless corporations, support a local charity and help local people who can really do with your help/
The cards are available in a variety of designs. Contact the centre to place your order
STOP PRESS JANUARY 2018 – THANKS TO YOUR FANTASTIC AND GENEROUS EFFORTS ALONG WITH THE SUPPORT OF COMIC RELIEF, WE RAISED AN INCREDIBLE £18,608 TO TAKE THE REFURBISHMENT WORK OF SMITHS REC ANOTHER BIG STEP FORWARD. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Smiths recreational ground in Frenchwood has a rundown old bowling green and a small clubhouse, unfortunately it has now gained a bad reputation due to drug misuse, alcohol misuse and anti-social behaviour. We have ambitious plans to transform this area as it is one of the few green spaces left in the community, through this renovation we aim to bring our communities together!!
The potential for this site is huge! Young people, children and families want to create an outdoor space to enjoy, sports, arts, music and nature. This will become a vibrant, safe place for everyone to come together as a community!!
Comic Relief are generously backing our campaign by supporting our young people and diverse community with a fantastic crowdfunding opportunity. With your support we are aiming to raise £10,000 to renovate the bowling green, clubhouse and surrounding green space, improve all facilities as well as adding an outdoor kitchen. Comic Relief will match the sum we raise up to a maximum of £10,000.
The Foxton Centre’s Comic Relief Crowd Funding Campaign starts Monday 23nd October. With your help Smith’s Recreational Ground will become a vibrant community asset for Avenham, Frenchwood and Preston.
We are looking for donors and supporters who can promote our campaign. To show our appreciation we are offering various rewards created by children and young people, these will be displayed around the clubhouse and green space symbolising your contribution to the community.
We are currently collaborating and working closely with the local Mosque, They Eat Culture and Groundwork (the Mobile Home project), Pascoe Engineering, other local businesses, local groups and members of the community and we are looking to build this network to renovate and bring about this transformation which is so badly needed.
Please come and see how your contribution is having a positive impact on young people and the community by visiting us on Twitter (@TheFoxtonCentre) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com/TheFoxtonCentre)
Don’t forget to head to our Just Giving Page to donate. Any donation is appreciated!
We would also welcome any donations from sponsored or organised social events. Please get in touch with your suggestions.
> £250 – Business Patron of The Foxton Centre, business plaque and a personal invitation to the opening ceremony
> £100 – Individual Patron of The Foxton Centre, individual plaque and a personal invitation to the opening ceremony
> £50 – Supporter of The Foxton Centre and a personalised invitation to the opening ceremony
£20 – Free cup of coffee/tea at Ravenous Cafe in Preston and a Foxton Centre mug
£10 – Hand printed thank you card made by members of the youth groups