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Harriers donate to Foxton Centre

Philippa Walsh writes, For 2 weeks in June members of Preston Harriers were invited to get their Club kit on and run, walk or cycle to any of 5 locations to drop off their donations. This gave members a purpose to their exercise. At each of the drop off houses a Harriers vest was hung from the window and a drop off box was outside to ensure it was Covid safe. Over the 2 weeks 1 brother and sister, Hollie and Luke Suffolk ran to 4 of the drop off points to leave donations.

THE FOXTON CENTRE From its origins as a youth centre in Avenham in 1969, the Foxton Centre is a proud Preston charity and a strong community anchor. From our community base we work with many people on the margins of city life – rough sleepers, street sex workers, young people in the Avenham district – who often face problems with poverty, addiction, and mental health issues.

We can’t manage all this by ourselves – we work closely with a wide range of partners, organisations, volunteers and donors to provide active resources for people and communities in our city. Email or call on 01772 555925.

Staff at The Foxton Centre has requested that we collected toiletries and underwear and when I arrived with a car full of items they were delighted, assuring me it is much needs and will all get used.

Well Done and thank you to everyone who donated and a special thanks to Maureen, Anne, Sue and Neil for having their houses as drop off points.

The attached photo includes staff at the Foxton Center, Suzanne Bailey, Hollie and Luke Suffolk, Alex Proffitt, Kari Edwards, Steve Taylor and Maureen Kirkby.

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