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Foxton Centre wins funding from BBC Children in Need

Posted on - 17th July, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, News, Preston City Centre
The Foxton Centre aims to help the most vulnerable people in the city
The Foxton Centre aims to help the most vulnerable people in the city

Money raised by BBC Children in Need has been granted to a Preston charity.

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The Foxton Centre has received more than £116,000 to help youngsters in the most disadvantaged areas of the city.

The centre is being used to put on sessions for children and youngsters in Avenham and Frenchwood.

Theaimisto wants to help improve physical and mental health, address ‘risky behaviour’ and help get young people into education, employment and training.

Chief executive of the Foxton Centre Jeff Marsh said: “I hardly dared to open the email when it arrived in my inbox. We are so fortunate to have secured this funding, and everyone involved is absolutely delighted. Big thanks to Pudsey and all the people who raise money for Children in Need.

“The grant means we can help our children and young people be more physically active and give them some choice in their leisure time, which has a huge impact on their health and wellbeing.

“We can enable them to make informed choices about staying safe and healthy, following the law, and knowing their rights

“We encourage all our children and young people to experience as many opportunities as they can – that’s how we equip them with a thirst for the future beyond what they may previously have thought possible.”

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The grant funding runs for three years and is funding salaries, staff-related costs, volunteer expenses, trips away and project costs.

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