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This category relates to all things to do with charities and their activities in Preston.

Should Preston become a City of Sanctuary?

A young mother crosses the border from Syria and becomes a refugee. She carries her one-month-old son, Hamid. “Since he was born there has been non-stop bombing every day.” Pic: UNCHF A group which seeks to welcome refugees with open arms into Preston could receive the backing of Preston City Council. Council leader councillor Peter Rankin has lodged his support for […]

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These girls spent a night on Preston’s streets being homeless

Five of the group are pictured sleeping out: From right to left: Keeley Bingham, Stephanie Jones, Shakira Browne, Tjay Morley and Kim Horton Six friends from Preston spent a night on the streets of the city to see what it’s like for the homeless. Last Friday night (2 December) Stephanie Jones was joined […]

1 month ago
How these Preston bands are helping the city’s homeless this Christmas

Moon and The Beam headline the concert Pic: PJ Photography A collection of Preston bands are joining forces to help the city’s homeless this Christmas. Moon & The Beams, Porter & May and George Harris & The Memory Makers take […]

1 month ago
Preston’s RSPCA Annual Pet Food Run returns for a third year

The RSPCA are holding their 3rd Annual Pet Food Run in Preston on Sunday 11 December. The Pet Food Run, will start at Lane Ends Pub, on Blackpool Road in Ashton, at […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement In pictures: Santa Dash returns to St Catherine’s Hospice for Christmas Festival

Dashing Santas! A Preston hospice saw good tidings and Christmas cheer spread during its annual festive weekend. The Christmas Festival at St Catherine’s Hospice took place during Saturday (3 December) and Sunday […]

2 months ago
Head shaving in Preston shopping centre helps hospice

Alison Goodreid, charity head shave June 2016 The loss of a lot of hair in the middle of a Preston shopping centre has landed a cash windfall for two charities. During the summer staff and shoppers at […]

2 months ago
Why these students will be on air for 24 HOURS straight

A 24-hour live broadcasting marathon will be held by the student radio station at University of Central Lancashire to raise money for charity. UCLan student Maria Jacovou is teaming up with her […]

2 months ago
St Catherine’s Hospice Christmas Lights go up with a poignant message

Every twinkling light is dedicated by a family member Loved ones from across Lancashire were remembered this week at a poignant service at a Preston hospice. St Catherine’s Hospice saw its annual light up a life attract families for […]

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