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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, August 29 to September 4

Posted on - 5th September, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Health, In Case You Missed It, Lea, Penwortham, People, Preston News, Pubs, Sport, Walton-le-Dale
A Tesco customer voting for a local cause
A Tesco customer voting for a local cause

A lot has happened in Preston over the last seven days.

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Fulwood and Walton-le-Dale saw the closure and opening of coronavirus testing centres, and The Living City project launched its website to share Prestonian’s lockdown stories.

Below is a round up of the stories you might have missed in the last week.

Lea PCOS sufferer walking 100 miles with her baby – after being told she’d never have children

Laura holding a Verity sign and her baby
Laura holding a Verity sign and her baby

A Lea mum is walking 100 miles with her baby during September to raise awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Laura completed her first walk of the challenge with a 4.5 mile walk around Haslam Park on Tuesday (1 September), and has already managed to top her fundraising target.

Read the full story here

Work begins to turn former Fulwood pub into Muslim centre

A volunteer from Noorani Education Centre working on the site
A volunteer from Noorani Education Centre working on the site

Work has started to turn the former Withy Trees pub in Fulwood into a Muslim place of worship, teaching centre and foodbank.

The change of use application was approved under delegated powers by Preston City Council in June.

Read the full story here

Kind neighbours launch fundraiser after elderly Penwortham resident conned

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The woman was tricked into paying £600

Kind-hearted neighbours have rallied around an elderly Penwortham resident who was tricked into paying £600 to have a hedge trimmed.

The group, led by Darren Fox, is aiming to recoup the money, and has so far raised £645.

Read the full story here

£1,000 grants up for grabs for groups helping young people in Preston and South Ribble

Tesco Bags of Help at Milngavie Primary and Nursery School Photograph by Martin Shields Tel 07572 457000 www.martinshields.com © Martin Shields
Tesco Bags of Help at Milngavie Primary and Nursery School. Pic: Martin Shields

Groups and charities across Preston and South Ribble that support younger people will be able to apply for £1,000 grants from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme throughout October, November and December.

Read the full story here

Fulwood cyclist Hugh Carthy rides the Tour de France

Hugh Carthy at the 2018 Tour of Britain Pic: Geof Sheppard
Hugh Carthy at the 2018 Tour of Britain Pic: Geof Sheppard

26-year-old Hugh Carthy from Fulwood has become the first Prestonian to ride the world’s biggest and toughest annual sporting event: the Tour de France.

He is no stranger to Cycling’s Grand Tours, having ridden the Tours of Spain and Italy, finishing a superb 11th in 2019’s Giro d’Italia.

Read the full story here

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