Breakfast for some of Preston’s most vulnerable adults is being funded through a new partnership between Begbies Traynor and the Foxton Centre.
The Foxton Centre began as a youth centre in 1969, working with many different people in Preston, from rough sleepers to those suffering with poverty, addiction and mental health issues.
It also offers a Homeless Day Centre where people can get a hot meal, shower, get warm and access help and resources.
The Foxton Centre provides over 100 places each night for rough sleepers, giving them with necessities such as food, water and warmth along with structured rehabilitation programmes to get them back on their feet.
Ric Traynor, chair of Begbies Traynor, which has been based in Preston since 1993, said:
“We strongly believe that nobody should go hungry in our home town in the 21st century and we hope this gesture will play a small part in supporting the work of the Foxton Centre, an incredible organisation that helps support vulnerable adults in our community.
“We are delighted to form this partnership and we hope it will also encourage other local businesses to support the work of this important charity in the heart of Preston.”
Chris Lawton, partner at Begbies Traynor in Preston, said:
“When we discussed with our staff the different ways in which we could celebrate being in business for 30 years in Preston, there was a strong consensus that we give something back to the community that has given us so much over the years, we are so pleased to start this official partnership and hope it goes some way to supporting their work with the vulnerable people of the city”.
Jackie Hull of the Foxton Centre stated:
“This support will make a huge difference to those who are desperately in need of basic necessities. We are grateful for the support of Begbies Traynor to support our breakfast scheme for vulnerable adults and we know it will make a huge difference to people’s lives”.
Jeff Marsh, Chair of the Foxton Centre, added:
“We are delighted to receive this boost which will play an important role in helping us provide our services to vulnerable people in Preston.”