Slide for Bracknell Foodbank this Christmas

The Lexicon and Bracknell Foodbank have teamed up to give local families some extra festive cheer this Christmas.

From November 26 2022, one of borough’s spectacular forest giants, Will Wildwood will return to Princess Square, dressed for the festive season complete with festive forest foliage and frost tipped sparkling lights to help raise money for Bracknell Foodbank.

Every time someone uses the Winter Will Wildwood slide, The Lexicon will donate twenty pence to the foodbank up to a maximum of £5,000. So that’s about 735 slides per day from opening to Christmas Eve, to trigger the full donation.

Sue Boor, head of marketing at The Lexicon says:
“Rather than a large-scale Christmas light switch-on, we have decided to opt for a smaller Christmas Tree Ceremony and do something for local families instead while adding a little festive fun for visitors to the town centre.”

In addition, The Lexicon is asking people to bring along chocolates, biscuits, cakes, crisps and long life fruit juice to the Christmas Tree Ceremony (outside Boots), which will take place between 5.30pm and 6.15pm on November 25 2022, which will be handed to the Bracknell Foodbank.

Sarah Walker, social justice lead at Kerith Community Church says:
“We are hugely grateful that The Lexicon has chosen to support Bracknell Foodbank as this year’s Christmas Charity. Bracknell Foodbank is part of a number of community initiatives run by Kerith Community church to support the people of Bracknell.  With the country facing difficult times with the cost of living rising rapidly, the most vulnerable in our community will be hit the hardest. Families that have previously been able to make ends meet may equally experience very different circumstances this Christmas. We exist to provide support to anyone facing the dilemma of eating or heating.  Every item donated will enable us to provide food & extra special Christmas treats to bring joy to families that would otherwise be facing a bleak season.   And every penny raised will allow us to support families to keep their heating, cookers and lights on as we enter the colder & darker winter months.”

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member of economic development and regeneration, says:
“We know that many families and local people will struggle this winter and over Christmas, therefore, it’s only right to make sure our Christmas activities benefit our whole community – providing some free entertainment and some much-needed donations to the foodbank.  The slide was so popular in the summer and now it will provide support to the fantastic food bank. I will even have a slide myself if it takes the donation to the maximum amount!”