In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week October 16 to 22

Posted on - 23rd October, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Autumn leaves on the streets of Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Autumn leaves on the streets of Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

With autumn well and truly setting in and the days getting shorter and shorter, here are five stories from Preston this week which will hopefully bring some sunshine to your day.


UCLan launches campaign to inspire new creative industries workers

Creative industries will be inspired. Pic: UCLan/Wash Studio

UCLan has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of creative industries.

The Creativity Matters campaign is designed by the agency Wash Studio and aims to inspire the next generation of creative workers.

Oxford Economics predicts the creative industries will generate 300,000 more jobs and an additional ÂŁ28 billion in GVA across the UK by 2025.

However, the pandemic has led to financial struggles for organisations in the sector and a lower employment rate – a trend that UCLan’s School of Arts and Media wants to change. 

Read the full story here.

Kirkham fundraisers to provide Christmas hampers for struggling residents

Some of the donated items

A group of Kirkham residents have set up a GoFundMe page to provide food for struggling families over Christmas.

To help people in their community, Michelle Clarke and her friends Diane and Lisa are fundraising ÂŁ3,500 to make Christmas hampers for 100 families, which they will deliver to homes across Kirkham and the district area.

The hamper fundraiser is the group’s third campaign, and they are now seeking help from the public.

Read the full story here.

Preston wholesaler’s sandwich campaign reaches fundraising milestone

Anna Bamber, Peter Dodding, and Tom Murphy, of James Hall and Co. Ltd celebrating the achievements.

Preston wholesaler James Hall and Co have passed ÂŁ600,000 in their penny pledge sandwich campaign.

A decade after launching its penny pledge per sandwich sale in October 2011, James Hall and Co Ltd reached the major six-figure total.

For the last four years of the 10-year initiative, Marie Curie benefitted from the pledge through sales of customers’ favourite fillings. In late September, the firm and UK charity achieved the £200,000 milestone.

Read the full story here.

Slug & Lettuce to take over popular Yates’s spot in Preston

Yates's wants to be able to open earlier and later Pic: Tony Worrall
Yates’s will soon be Slug & Lettuce. Pic: Tony Worrall

Popular Yates’s Bar in Preston is set to reopen as a Slug & Lettuce.

It will open on Friday 3 December.

Slug & Lettuce are well known for their cocktails, especially their cocktail trees.

Read the full story here.

Eldon Primary School and Myerscough College shortlisted for 2021 Educate Awards

Myerscough College. Pic: Google

A Preston school will this November compete against over 75 others at the Educate Awards 2021.

Eldon Primary School has been shortlisted for four awards, including the Innovative and Creative Literacy Award, Outstanding Commitment to STEM, Most Inspirational Primary School and WOW Recognition Award.

Eldon Primary School and Myerscough College will join other shortlisted schools and colleges across Lancashire, Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

The awards showcase the work of schools and colleges that deliver outstanding education and help students achieve their full potential. With over 21 categories, the shortlist recognises inspiring teachers, dedicated support staff and strategic leadership teams.

Read the full story here.

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