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In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week October 2 to 8

Posted on - 9th 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

It’s been a busy week in Preston, and as the nights start to draw in earlier and earlier, we’ve decided to bring you the most wholesome news from this week to make you feel all warm inside.

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Here are five of the stories you may have missed.

Preston therapy dog to receive paw-fect award for his work to support people in hospitals

David and Jasper. Pic: Roger Allen

A therapy dog from Preston is being recognised with a special award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the House of Lords.

Six-year-old cockapoo Jasper, along with owner David Anderson from Preston, works with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust to support more than 9,000 staff across the Trust’s acute and community hospitals.

Before the pandemic Jasper, who completed a 10-week training programme to work in a busy ward environment, had accompanied David to visit patients undergoing end of life care, as well as those suffering a mental health crisis.

Read the full story here.

Preston students can swap beans for a burger as part of charity initiative

The Adelphi

On Monday, 11 October, The Adelphi and Roper Hall are hosting a swap for students, which is more than a fair trade.

For one day only, if Preston’s students take in a can of baked beans, they can receive a burger completely free of charge.

Every tin of beans traded in will be delivered to a local Noor Foodbank or The Salvation Army, ensuring nothing goes to waste.

Read the full story here.

Preston-based Recycling Lives staff take on 30 mile cycle for charity

Recycling Lives cycled over 30 miles for charity

Staff from Preston-based charity Recycling Lives cycled over 30 miles from HMP Lancaster Farms to HMP Wymott near Leyland to raise £956.

Recycling Lives supports those in prison and ex-offenders in the community.

Initially, the challenge, organised by the charity’s housing and employability co-ordinator Lucy Bailey, was to support just Recycling Lives but she was then inspired to donate a quarter share – £239 – to Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Read the full story here.

Exhibition in memory of Tony Worrall to take place at The Larder

A rainbow over Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
A rainbow over Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

An exhibition in tribute to a Preston photographer is to take place in Preston city centre in the run up to Christmas.

Tony Worrall, a previous co-editor and regular contributor to Blog Preston, will see his work displayed in The Larder in Lancaster Road.

Tony passed away on Thursday 10 June aged 61 at his home in Ashton-on-Ribble.

He was a prolific and very talented photographer – capturing the city from all angles and amassing more than 78,000 pictures on photo-sharing website Flickr.

A selection of his photos, including canvasses displayed at his funeral, will hang on the walls and windows of The Larder.

Read the full story here.

Organiser of City of Preston Road Race donates over £2,000 to Rosemere

Michael Brennand

The organiser of this summer’s record-breaking City of Preston Road Race, Michael Brennand has presented official race charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation with a race donation of £2,100.

Michael also announced the return of Rosemere’s Avenham Park Cheeky Santa Dash this December.

Michael, of the Central Lancs Running & Triathlon Club (CLAN), will be helping Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which has taken on the dash, process entries.

Read the full story here.

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