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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week October 24 to October 30

Posted on - 31st October, 2020 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Spiderman, Marshall and Pikachu collecting cereal and more Pic: Mark McLoughlin
Spiderman, Marshall and Pikachu collecting cereal and more Pic: Mark McLoughlin

We’ve had plenty of news to bring you from Preston over the past week.

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South Ribble Council announced plans for a virtual Remembrance Sunday event, Preston City Council have received a £366,000 grant to help people impacted by coronavirus and the leader of South Ribble Borough shared an open letter condemning MP’s vote against free school meals.

Below are five of the stories you might have missed.

Preston North End helping children in need

Preston North End have been offering free meals to the city’s vulnerable children

Across half term, Preston North End Community and Education Trust were offering a food collection service for vulnerable children and families.

Those who were most in need were invited to turn up at the community offices or email to make their request for the number of meals required.

The Trust worked in partnership with Fox’s Sandwich Deli in Blackburn to offer the food provision service, which aimed to support children who would usually receive a free school meal, or other families who need support.

Manchester United and England player Marcus Rashford MBE gave his seal of approval for the efforts of Preston North End.

Read the full story here.

Peppa Pig and friends collect food donations in Ribbleton trolley dash

Ribbleton trolley dash Pic: Mark McLoughlin
The characters clocked up 40,000 steps throughout the day Pic: Mark McLoughlin

Peppa Pig, Spiderman, Skye and Marshall from Paw Patrol, Pikachu, and a Minion joined forces in and around Ribbleton on Monday (26 October) to collect food donations for children in need.

Along the way the characters and their helpers collected donations of food and money.

The initiative was organised by Stuart Singleton as a way to support the local community after MP’s voted against extending free school meals for vulnerable children during the holidays.

Read the full story here.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue service are putting on a virtual fireworks display

Residents will be able to enjoy a virtual firework display

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have announced they will be putting on a virtual firework display this year for Preston and South Ribble residents to enjoy.

This is so residents can still enjoy the festivities of a firework display, despite the coronavirus restrictions.

The fireworks footage will be shown on Facebook Live on Thursday, 5 November at 6.30pm.

Read the full story here.

Call for volunteers in Preston to support the vulnerable through Covid winter crisis

Volunteer responder in action
Volunteer responder in action

One of Britain’s largest volunteering charities, is calling on Preston residents to volunteer through the difficult winter.

The Royal Voluntary Service is urging people to pull together and support one another.

The call comes just before the winter months, which may see over 50’s with health conditions, or other vulnerable people struggle.

Simple tasks such as helping with shopping, food deliveries, prescription collections and making friendly phone calls to at-risk individuals can help vulnerable people cope better through the crisis.

Read the full story here.

Weather warning issued by Met Office for Preston and South Ribble

Image by Pexels from Pixabay
Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Preston and South Ribble are set to see some bad weather until midnight tonight.

The MET office have issued a yellow weather warning from midday on Thursday until midnight on Friday, 30 October, warning of heavy rain.

It’s likely that the weather across the Halloween weekend will be frightful too, so if you hear something go bump in the night, it may not be as spooky as it seems.

Read the full story here.

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