For several years now, the staff and young people at Amber House have picked a charity to support throughout the year and 2022 was no different. The charity they chose to support this year was the Foxton Centre, based in Preston, Lancashire, a charity that does so much good work to help vulnerable people in the local area.
In 2022, the charity fundraising efforts of the staff and young people at Amber House included a 17k bike ride, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a 10k Tough Mudder, the Blackpool Seafront Marathon and sleeping rough on the streets of Preston. The latter saw one of our senior residential support workers, Stuart Hurst and one of his colleagues, Peter Adamson, sleeping rough on the streets of Preston City centre, from 6 pm to 6 am, one cold night in October.
Another of the charity challenges was the Yorkshire Three Peaks, taken on by Jessica Stansfield, Manager at Amber House. The challenge takes in the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, forming part of the Pennine range.
The route is 24 miles (38.6km) and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. The challenge must be completed in under 12 hours to receive a certificate of completion and membership into the Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club.
We are extremely proud to say on Sunday 11th September 2022, Jessica completed her challenge in 10 hours and 52 minutes. Well within the required 12 hours, raising £310 for The Foxton Centre, Preston, earning her place as a member of the Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club.
The total raised was an amazing £2,300, which will go towards helping the Foxton Centre provide services for many people on the margins of city life. Such as rough sleepers, street sex workers and young people in the Avenham district, who often face problems with poverty, addiction, and mental health issues.
Amber House presented the cheque for their fundraising efforts to Jeff Marsh, CEO of The Foxton Centre, Preston, Lancashire.
📷 Jess Stansfield Manager of Amber House, presenting the cheque to Jeff Marsh CEO of the Foxton Centre, Preston with Amber House Staff Members, Michael Bennet, Peter Adamson, Tyrone Anderson Deputy Manager, Natalie Waterhouse Director/Operations Manager, and Reece McClintock, area manager.