We’re dedicated on Blog Preston to covering what goes on in the city of Preston and it’s a natural fit that we want to help showcase the 2012 Preston Guild.
The Co-Op are running a ‘Start a Revolution’ competition where community groups and charities can bid for up to £5,000 to do something which benefits the community.
We’ve put in a bid to help us to cover the Guild Year. We want to get young people in Preston involved not just in the Guild but also in Blog Preston. Our bid is to train up community reporters to go out there and capture the Guild stories, research the history, film events and speak to people who saw the last Guild (or four) and make sure those memories are not lost.
So how do we win? The Co-Op competition is split into different regions, so we’re entered into Northern England. Each region will see the cash go to the project with the most votes – so get voting.
We need you our Blog Preston readers to back us and help us win this funding and win it for Preston. We want to make sure everyone in Preston knows about the Guild and is able to experience it – not to mention all those who have moved away but still have a connection to the city.
Our site has a track record of great community coverage, from metings about saving swimming polls to covering when the EDL came to town to up-to-the-minute updates on the general election. We know how to cover events, and we want to make sure the Preston Guild is covered to the full extent. And who knows, it might inspire those involved in covering it to find out more about their city and the Guild itself.
Back our bid, vote now and tell all your friends to vote and let’s win this for Preston! Click here to vote for the Blog Preston bid. You will need to sign up for the ‘Revolution’ to be able to vote, but all it needs is your email address so does not take long. You’ve got until Sunday 29th May 2011 to vote, but don’t put it off until then – do it now!
And this is clearly an excuse to pull this classic track out of the bag as well, so crank it up below and vote for Blog Preston.
Image credit to whatsthatpicture and shows the 1922 Preston Guild