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Preston city centre social enterprise fundraises to fix a broken window

Posted on - 23rd July, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Crime, Food & Drink, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The large window had been smashed overnight and boarded up by the police.

A social enterprise in Preston city centre is fundraising to fix a broken window.

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Last week, the team at The Larder were heartbroken to discover one of the beautiful, large windows in their city centre café had been smashed overnight and boarded up by the police.

This Saturday (24 July), there will be a cake sale at The Larder’s Repair Café between 11am and 1pm to help raise money to fix the window. The event will be run by volunteers from Climate Action Preston and the Repair Café.

Read more: Preston’s first Repair Cafe is coming to the city

If you can’t make the cake sale, but would like to donate, there is a donations page on The Larder website.

This summer the team at The Larder are running a number of community events including the Kids in the Kitchen cookery programme, children’s summer art classes, as well as providing meals for children’s activities at The Foxton Centre.

Ava Jolliffe’s eye-catching artwork is on display at The Larder.

In addition, The Larder is a popular exhibition space. Currently on display is colourful, digital artwork created by Harris Open winner Ava Jolliffe. The café is also running a series of pop up window displays to showcase the artwork created at the recent Making a Mark art event held on the Flag Market and organised by Oxheys Mill Studios.

The next major art event in the windows of The Larder café will be a tribute to Preston photographer Tony Worrall, a date will be announced soon.

Read more: Creating an exhibition in memory of photographer Tony Worrall

Last year, The Larder’s immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic was to cook nutritious meals and deliver them to people in need, working closely with many organisations across the area including Age Concern Central Lancashire, Community Gateway Housing and Preston Community Transport. Food was donated from many local businesses including Fresh and Fruity, Banana King, Livesey’s Butchers, Sharrocks, Morrisons, UCLan and more. The Larder also ran Kids in the Kitchen online and Preston Community Cookalong.

Read more: Preston cookalong with free meal kits to combat lockdown blues

The cake sale at The Repair Café takes place on Saturday 24 July from 11am to 1pm. The Larder Café is at 50 Lancaster Road, Preston. PR1 1DD. To donate to the cause, visit The Larder website.


Will you be going to this month’s Repair Cafe? Let us know in the comments.

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