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Preston MP visit puts the spotlight on Foxton homeless shelter

Posted on - 13th January, 2014 - 12:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, News, Preston City Centre
Mark Hendrick (third from left) with staff and volunters at the Foxton Centre

Mark Hendrick (third from left) with staff and volunters at the Foxton Centre

Preston MP Mark Hendrick has been visiting a local homeless shelter to see its good work in action.

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The Foxton Centre on Knowsley Street, Avenham, serves up nearly 3,000 hot meals a year to those in need.

The centre has been running for forty years and has thirty volunteers working there to deliver different projects for the homeless.

These include an allotment project and a community cafe.

Mr Hendrick said: ‘It was heart-warming to see such a fantastically well run centre in the heart of the city with so many caring individuals dedicated to obliterate homelessness from our City.

“The sad reality is that we still have many people sleeping rough on our streets, but I am encouraged by the good work that is being carried out by the centre’s dedicated workers and volunteers.

“The centre also undertakes fantastic work with young people and sex workers.”

The community cafe project at the Foxton Centre allows customers at Preston cafes to donate a meal to a homeless person.

A user of the Foxton Centre can then visit Ravenous on Cannon Street or Cafe Fresch in the Fishergate Shopping Centre to redeem the voucher.

To get involved in the scheme visit the community cafe project page.

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