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Third issue of Blog Preston in print remembers the fallen – and how you can get involved

Posted on - 9th November, 2016 - 7:14pm | Author - | Posted in - News
There's a unique event to remember the fallen in Preston for Remembrance weekend

There’s a unique event to remember the fallen in Preston for Remembrance weekend

A third issue of Blog Preston has hit the printers and pays tribute to the city’s fallen soldiers.

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Remembrance Sunday details are in the issue which goes through thousands of doors across the city and also into the city centre. It’s also soon due to be trialled on a number of Preston Bus services so you can pick up a copy while on the bus.

The community newspaper is a partnership between Blog Preston and Creativity Works Preston – which helps youngsters gain employment experience.

And here’s a few updates on questions you’ve been asking:

How can you be involved in the paper?

We’ve had people asking if they can get involved, either writing, designing, delivering or many other ways.

First of all, if you’d like to write for Blog Preston then the offer is always open. Email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk and let us know. The same goes if you’ve got news or events you want to tell us about.

If you’re interested in learning more about newspaper design, particularly if you’re studying at College and want help towards your qualifications then murray@blogpreston.co.uk is your man

If you’re interested in earning some commission on selling advertising for the newspaper, then email gavin@blogpreston.co.uk or call 07990064286

For those who would like to help with distribution or are interested in stocking the paper in their premises or shop, then email murray@blogpreston.co.uk and we’ll get you on the list to receive some copies

What is Creativity Works Preston?

We’ve had a few people ask about the charity we’re working with, well here’s an example of the good work they do from Holly Clare who is one of the tutors at CWP.

Alex Bradley started with Creativity Works Preston in March 2015 due to not engaging with school and being at risk of exclusion.

Alex working at the College

Alex working at the College

This started out as a one day a week placement focusing on the areas Alex was interested in – hair & beauty and childcare.

In September 2015 Alex was placed on the qualification of NCFE Level 1 certificate in occupational studies for the workplace.

This qualification was designed for students who have an interest in more than one vocational area and meant that Alex could continue working on both childcare studies and hair & beauty.

In January this year Alex decided that her passion was in hairdressing and this became her main focus for the rest of the year.

Alex started work experience in Visage salon, Preston, to gain experience in the practical elements of hairdressing.

Alex brought these skills in to Creativity Works and regularly helped out in our salon, working alongside our hairdresser to wash client’s hair, blow dry and help style.

This also included taking part in a ‘pamper day’ with our partner organisations, Age Concern, at which Alex and other students gave older residents of Preston a well deserved day of pampering!

Alex completed and achieved her qualification in May and decided she would like to enrol onto our ESF/Preston’s College programme to continue gaining qualifications. Alex started working towards NCFE Level 1 certificate in Employability skills, again focusing on the area of hairdressing.

Alex took part in practical projects of styling hair for photoshoots, working with colleagues in a salon environment and creating marketing materials for a salon.

She worked extremely hard over the summer holidays to complete and achieve this qualification in time for starting further education in September.

Alex showed enthusiasm, dedication and passion for her subject area as well as complete professionalism when working in a salon environment.

Alex is continuing to work part time at Visage salon and is currently looking for the right kind of employment opportunity that will help her continue to make progress.

CWP has been established to provide the support and encouragement that students like Alex need if they are to fulfil the potential that is in all of us.

We wish Alex the best of luck in the future!

Where you can find a copy

As well as some household distribution, here’s where we distribute issues each week:

Preston Bus Station
Royal Preston Hospital
All Preston NHS surgeries
Preston City Council
The Harris Museum and Library
Creativity Works Preston
Fulwood Leisure Centre
West View Leisure Centre
Age Concern Preston
UCLan Shop Fishergate
UCLan Students’ Union
UCLan Media Factory
The Continental
The Twelve Tellers
The Grey Friar
Ham and Jam Cafe
Leaf and Bean Cafe
Friargate Fish & Chips
Sandwich Stop
The Black Bull
The Unicorn
The Eldon
The Dog and Partridge
O’Neill’s
The Sherwood
The Anderton
The Hesketh
The New Britannia
Hogarth’s
Yates’s Wine Lodge
Bull and Royal
The Adelphi
The Sun Hotel
The Market Tavern
The Lea Gate
Pig and Whistle
The Lane Ends
Savick and Lea Gym
Preston’s College
The Mandala Preston CIC Yoga & Complementary Health Centre
Mystery Tea House

We’re happy to drop copies in to any business or organisation in the city who want to stock a few copies, just email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk

Thanks to everyone for their kind words of support since the launch of the paper, and we hope you’re enjoying it.

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