The Lexicon has today, February 28 2024, announced that it will be raising money for The Lexicon Charity Fund (1155173) throughout the Easter holidays.

From Thursday, March 28 until Sunday, April 14, 2024 (closed Easter Sunday), The Lexicon Express will be running mini tours of the town centre.  For a donation of £1, passengers can board the train at the temporary station on The Avenue between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm (closed between 2-2.30 pm).

The Lexicon will also be hosting a fun Easter Egg Hunt with ten larger-than-life eggs to be found.

Visitors that pop a correctly completed trail leaflet into The Lexicon post boxes could win one of six amazing prizes - one £250 gift card from The Lexicon and five £25 gift cards.

Sue Boor, head of marketing at The Lexicon says: 
“Last year we raised £6,000 for The Lexicon Charity Fund during the Easter holidays. This year we want to raise £8,000. To help things along, we will be donating £1 to the fund for every correctly completed trail fund.”

The Lexicon has also teamed-up with Bracknell Foodbank to launch its Easter egg appeal. Shoppers can pop a boxed Easter Egg into The Lexicon Giving Box located inside Princess Square and the Foodbank will distribute the chocolate treats in time for Easter. The appeal ends on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Cllr Paul Bidwell, executive member of economic development and regeneration says:
“I can’t wait to see the popular train return! The Lexicon Charity Fund does great work in giving grants to local charities and groups who work hard to support residents. I urge local groups to apply in June. I’m also delighted that The Lexicon is working with The Bracknell food bank, so vital for many residents.”

The Lexicon Charity Fund, launched in 2018, supports charities and community groups throughout the borough.

To-date the fund has supported nine different groups - 

  • Pilgrim Heart Trust, 
  • Berkshire Search & Rescue, 
  • Meadow Vale Primary School, 
  • Winkfield St Marys CoE Primary School, 
  • Stepping Stones, 
  • ABC to Read, 
  • Age Concern, 
  • Chance to Dance, 
  • Berks County FC - with donations totalling £32,500.

The Lexicon Charity Fund will once again open for new applications in June 2024 with the aim of making seven substantial grants in September.