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Blog Preston serves up for city’s homeless

(L-R) Jeff Marsh. Foxton Centre, receives the donation from Ed Walker, Blog Preston

Blog Preston and its readers have banded together to help rough sleepers in celebrations of the Foxton Centre’s 50th anniversary.

Donations made as part of Blog Preston’s 10th anniversary party have resulted in the centre being able to feed homeless people for a fortnight.

It costs £1 per person for the Foxton to feed a rough sleeper, and with up to 50 people depending on the service each weekday, the £500 donation from Blog Preston readers will go a long way.

Money was donated at the event in The Orchard bar on Thursday 10 January, marking 10 years since the site which is viewed 800,000 times a month, launched.

An online appeal afterwards reached the £500 mark in total.

Jeff Marsh, Chief executive of the Foxton Centre, said: “Congratulations to Blog Preston on your 10th anniversary and what a fantastic contribution from everyone associated with Blog Preston.

“Keep up the good work reporting on the important issues in the city and many thanks from everyone at Foxton.”

Editor and founder of Blog Preston, Ed Walker, said: “Many thanks to everyone who popped their donations in on the night and who gave money after the event.

“We’re proud to be a voice in this city and to be able to use that audience we have to turn online clicks into tangible help for those who need it most is very pleasing to see.”

You can still donate, via the Justgiving link for the Blog Preston Foxton campaign.