In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week January 23 to January 29

Posted on - 30th January, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Children should be able to get online during the Covid-19 pandemic. Pic: Pixabay

In a week where Blog Preston joined the campaign to help children get online during home-schooling, we’ve had lots of news to bring you.


There have been calls to not cut vaccine supply across Lancashire, warnings about fraudulent emails regarding the Covid-19 vaccine and a barber from Preston appeared on Channel 4’s First Dates looking for love.

Below are five of the stories you might have missed.

Preston Grasshoppers donate ‘huge’ amount of food to the Salvation Army foodbank

Many donations were given which will benefit The Salvation Army

Following an extremely successful Christmas campaign in support of the Salvation Army, the mini juniors section at Preston Grasshoppers appealed to Prestonians to donate food and vital supplies.

Hoppers operated a drop-in centre at the club’s rear car park on Sunday 24 January.

Their aim was to gather donations of food which will help those in need.

Read the full story here.

A Longton couple have taken an ‘extreme staycation’ to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Wanda decorated for the occasion

Longton couple have taken an ‘extreme staycation’ in their VW campervan to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Julie Kline and Dave Hird were not in breach of any lockdown rules, as their weekend break only took them as far as their driveway.

With Wanda parked by the house, the couple began their staycation with a
Facebook live-streamed Welcome to Wanda tour.

Julie was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and completed successful treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre that same year, so the charity means a lot to her.

Read the full story here.

Preston’s Here for Humanity launches free kids hamper to help with home-school hunger

Preston Here For Humanity

Here For Humanity CIC is launching a free kids hamper campaign in partnership with charities Fareshare and Local Giving.

This is to give people in the community extra food whilst children are learning from home.

Six different locations across Preston will act as collection points so families can collect items with ease.

Anyone can apply for the food hampers by filling out a simple form.

Read the full story here.

Preston and South Ribble Street Pastors receive £12k to help them support vulnerable and homeless people

Lancshire PCC Clive Grunshaw with Street Pastors

Organisations who support vulnerable people across Lancashire will benefit from over £45,000 thanks to Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

Five groups successfully applied to the Commissioner’s dedicated fund for street pastors, street angels and similar organisations.

Preston and South Ribble Street Pastors were allocated £12,000.

Read the full story here.

Thoughtful Penwortham resident donated tables so chemotherapy patients can be more comfortable whilst undergoing treatment

Marian with her husband John Penrose

Rosemere Cancer Centre has benefited from a donation made by a thoughtful Penwortham resident.

Marian Penrose, 81, donated £1,600 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation with the proviso that the charity spent the money on special tables that go over the treatment chairs in the centre’s Chemotherapy Day Case Unit.

As a result of this donation, Rosemere Cancer Foundation bought six new
tables, meaning that now 12 of the unit’s total of 16 treatment chairs have
their own table and the four that don’t are used for much shorter periods of
time so tables are not necessary.

Read the full story here.

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