A shop in Preston is celebrating Its 25th anniversary by throwing a party with the proceeds going to a homelessness charity.
Well-known Preston shop Willy Banjo is throwing a birthday bash at the Ferret to raise money for the Foxton Centre.
The Foxton Centre is a charity that has helped the rough sleepers of Preston for many years by not only giving them somewhere to stay but helping to rehabilitate them back into society.
The Day Centre run by the charity offers the homeless a free cooked breakfast as well as having showers and clean clothes.
The charity doesn’t just do that as they state they “aren’t just about maintaining people in a difficult position, we want to help people change their lives.”
They make a plan with the people that visit them and offer support in areas such as finding them temporary and permanent accommodation or help them sort out finances and benefits.
The owner of Willy Banjo, David, specifically chose The Foxton Centre because he has seen first hand the difference they can make to peoples lives.
David said, “The Foxton centre doesn’t just provide a bed, they help to turn folks situation around, give them a fighting chance.”
The alley which Willy Banjo is situated on in Lowthian Street is often a place which the homeless go to.
“After 10+ years of extreme cuts, we have seen homelessness in our ally go from very occasionally to almost every day,
“Just how desperate people are getting, without support and help in all walks of life,
“As this problem stares us in the face daily working in town, this is why we choose it.”
The Willy Banjo’s 25th Birthday Charity Party will be at The ferret on Flyde Road on Friday 7th February from 8 pm till 1 am.
The party promises to be an exciting night with several different Preston DJs playing including DJ Simm and Mark Kovich.
There will also be a performance from The Beast Decoys, Europe’s number 1 tribute to the Beastie Boys.
The event should be a lively one with the description stating “This is pure party music so bring your dancing shoes.”
You can buy tickets on Skiddle here. All proceeds from the party will go to The Foxton Centre.
If you would like to donate to The Foxton Centre, you can do so here.——