Watch how this Penwortham singer is helping the homeless this Christmas

Posted on - 24th December, 2016 - 10:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, City Centre, Preston News


IT Designer, Linda Snape, from Penwortham is helping the homeless this Christmas in a unique way.

Linda has written a song to raise money for the Foxton Centre, a Preston charity that has worked for over 40 years with rough sleepers, young people, people with alcohol abuse issues and others in the community who need support.

The song ‘No Home To Go To Tonight’ was recorded in Linda’s kitchen, with vocals from her family member Lucy Fellows.

Linda has set up an online donation page to raise money for the song and she is hoping to find a musician to work with during 2017 for her Christmas charity song next year.

Read more: How these accountants helped the Foxton Centre this year 

Lisa decided to write the song after hearing stories from friends who work with homeless people, as it became clear from speaking to them that any one could have a period of bad luck and end up in a similar position.

She believes it is particularly heart-breaking at Christmas when they have to watch people enjoying themselves, as well as walking past them with full bags of presents.

Linda said: “I chose the Foxton Centre in Preston to support as my daughter collects for them.

“The centre not only provides hot meals and showers for rough sleepers, but also a path back into society by providing help with job hunting and interview skills.”

Four of Lisa’s songs have made it to this year’s semi-finals in the Lyrics Section of the UK Song Competition.

You can donate online to the Foxton Centre via the Just Giving Donation Page.

Have you heard the song? Do you know the Foxton Centre? Let us know in the comments below

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