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How you can help those sleeping rough in freezing temperatures in Preston

Posted on - 27th February, 2018 - 7:57pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Inside the Foxton Centre on Tuesday morning - after 17 people were housed on Monday night
Inside the Foxton Centre on Tuesday morning – after 17 people were housed on Monday night

As temperatures fall to minus four in Preston during Tuesday night – many have been asking how they can help the homeless.

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The Foxton Centre is open as an emergency refuge for those who are homeless.

Preston City Council has no official shelter so partners with the homeless shelter in Knowsley Street.

Read more: Fresh snow warning issued for Friday and Saturday in Preston

A spokesman for the Foxton Centre said they are expecting around 18 rough sleepers to take shelter during Tuesday night and throughout the rest of the week.

Latest weather forecasts show temperatures barely getting above freezing until the weekend.

Looks like a Christmas postcard in Winckley Square! Pic: Gareth Edwards
Looks like a Christmas postcard in Winckley Square! Pic: Gareth Edwards

Here’s what the Foxton Centre needs:
– breakfast items, cereals, bread and milk
– Cordials
– Instant Coffee

If you see someone sleeping rough, you can call The Foxton Centre to give the location and they will be assessed. The centre can be reached on 01772555925.

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