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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week November 7 to 13

Posted on - 14th November, 2020 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Twin packs of lip balm have been donated to staff at the Rosemere Cancer Centre
Twin packs of lip balm have been donated to staff at the Rosemere Cancer Centre

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

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Colonel Bernard Stam was awarded a Certificate of Recognition to mark his work supporting the city’s military veterans and staff from Rosemere Cancer Centre’s Radiotherapy Department raised £638 for charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation by running and walking the Guild Wheel.

Below are five of the stories you might have missed.

Preston Here for Humanity team walk between Preston and Liverpool hospitals

Carson’s parents Chris and Amylee outside Alder Hey having been presented with one of the banners the Preston Here for Humanity team walked with as a memento of the day
Carson’s parents Chris and Amylee outside Alder Hey having been presented with one of the banners the Preston Here for Humanity team walked with as a memento of the day

Charity walkers from a community group that helps to feed struggling families were fuelled by human kindness as they battled the elements to walk from Preston to Liverpool.

Prior to lockdown and in pouring rain and strong winds, an 11-strong team from the Preston Here for Humanity project walked 32 miles from Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital to Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Their aim was to raise around £1,200 to be split between Rosemere Cancer Foundation and the family of a Blackburn toddler called Carson Adams, who was born with holes in his heart and his heart on the wrong of side of his body.

However, after the final count on Sunday 8 November, it was revealed they had achieved an amazing £5,140.

Read the full story here.

Preston wellbeing coach named in top 50 BAME entrepreneurs list

Lee Chambers
Lee Chambers

A Preston man has been named in TechRound’s BAME 50 Under 50 Entrepreneurs of 2020.

Lee Chambers made the list, which ranks the top 50 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic businesses in the UK, for his work as founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing.

Lee launched the business in December 2019 to provide bespoke wellbeing strategy, delivery and coaching to enterprises across the North.

Environmental Psychologist Lee said: “It is a privilege to be recognised on a national level, alongside some of Britain’s highly respected entrepreneurs and companies.”

Read the full story here.

Lip balm donation leaves Rosemere Cancer Centre staff smiling

Twin packs of lip balm have been donated to staff at the Rosemere Cancer Centre
Twin packs of lip balm have been donated to staff at the Rosemere Cancer Centre

A Lancashire company has brought a smile to the lips of doctors, nurses and other clinical staff working at Rosemere Cancer Centre.

Concept Plastics Group Ltd, of Nelson, has donated approximately 1,000 twin packs of its Lipmate Lipbalm valued at £1,100 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation for centre staff suffering chapped and cracked lips because of constantly having to wear face masks.

Read the full story here.

More than 150 weapons were surrendered in knife bins in Penwortham and Avenham

150 knives were surrendered

Preston police officers are working hard to make knife crime a thing of the past.

As a result, the police force have created a weapons amnesty, running this week (w/c 9 November) where knives and other dangerous weapons can be dropped off anonymously without repercussions.

As part of Operation Sceptre, officers have emptied the knife surrender bins on Kingsfold, Penwortham and Princess Street in Avenham.

Read the full story here.

Lea woman aiming to use her battle with anorexia to help others love themselves

Laura Sylvester at Rise
Laura at Rise in Preston city centre

A woman from Lea is speaking out about her eating disorder in an attempt to help other women love and accept themselves for who they are.

Laura Sylvester was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in 2009, at the age of 18, which impacted her greatly.

Throughout Laura’s eating disorder, a constant source of support has been Instagram, where she has amassed thousands of followers.

Laura is now looking ahead to a career where she can use her own mental health journey to help other people more formally.

Read the full story here.

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