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The Kensington Foundation is a Blackpool-based charity whose objectives are "to promote the relief of homelessness, poverty, deprivation and distress." Currently we fund and manage the following projects:
The Daisy Chain Project: holiday accommodation for respite breaks.
The Crisis Grant Line: grant-aid to those in need of assistance.
Jack In The Box: free toys for families in need
The Margaret Kane Canal Boat: offering day cruises and short residential breaks.


This is a respite holiday programme which offers self-contained and peaceful accommodation for special needs children and their families. There are ten apartments in total and the holidays run from Monday to Sunday.  Read more…

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Our Furniture Recycling Service and Crisis Grant Line is offered to applicants who reside in the Blackpool and Fylde area and has been in operation since 1995.  Read more…

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This unique project as the toys are given not loaned and hopefully it can help to reduce the burden of debt felt by many families as they seek to provide for the children's play.  Read more…

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Welcome Aboard! 'The Margaret Kane' is a wide-beam canal boat, purpose built in 2007. Our mission is to provide memorable, affordable, holidays on the Lancaster Canal for families needing additional support.  Read more…

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