Xmas is coming!

Why not buy a Foxton Centre xmas gift card this Christmas You can resolve your worry about what to buy friends and family as well as helping the Foxton Centre with much needed funds.

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.

Green Xmas tree

Contact the centre to place your order



Dear Friends

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 (

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.

Donation Rewards:
> £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



The Foxton Centre Supporters

The Foxton Centre Supporters