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In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week October 9 to 15

Posted on - 16th October, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Fulwood, In Case You Missed It, Lea, People, Preston Locations, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Autumn colours at Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall

Tributes have poured in for the much-loved and respected Preston North End owner, Trevor Hemmings, who sadly died this week aged 86. But the heartwarming comments have proven that Prestonians always rally together to support each other in times of need.

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As Halloween approaches, and with residents gearing up for the festivities, such as in Fulwood, where a Scarecrow Trail has returned to raise funds for two mental health charities, Preston is preparing itself for the colder weather.

Here are five other stories you may have missed.

‘UK’s third most haunted property’ Hoghton Tower to host Halloween ghost tours

Hoghton Tower, Lancashire

Preston’s Hoghton Tower is this month hosting Halloween ghost tours for adventurous visitors.

Hoghton Tower, a 16th-century house near Preston, is known as one of Britain’s most haunted houses, earning the reputation of being the UK’s third most haunted property. It is now offering visitors a chance to experience it for themselves.

Hoghton Tower has welcomed guests for over 500 years, from kings and queens to William Shakespeare, who is reputed to have acted as a tutor to the de Hoghton children; J. M. W. Turner and Charles Dickens, who wrote a short story based at Hoghton.

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Father and son duo take on Equinox 24 running challenge for Rosmere

Mike and Dean with their cheque

A father and son duo have taken their love of running to the next extreme by completing a combined total of 118 miles in 24 hours to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Retired 69-year-old Mike and son Dean, 36, raised £540 by completing ‘Equinox 24’, a noon-to-noon race at Leicestershire’s Belvoir Castle.

The pair, who have been running to fundraise for Rosemere Cancer Foundation for 11 years, had to repeat a six-mile (10km) mixed terrain and a sometimes hilly lap around the estate.

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Preston sight loss charity supporters take on London Marathon raising over £7,800

Steve Holliday ran the marathon in the fastest time for Galloway’s

Over £7,800 was raised for Preston sight loss charity Galloway’s by a team of four runners during the London Marathon.

Steve Holliday, Steve Millington, James Bickerstaff and Ken Mellis all pounded the city’s streets at the weekend, raising much-needed funds for sight loss charity Galloway’s.

Steve Holliday finished first, completing the race in three hours, 38 minutes.

The 44-year-old father-of-five loved his experience and would recommend people sign up next year to support Galloway’s.

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‘I made it!’ Lea cancer fighter’s joy at three-year remission milestone

Roisin with husband Michael and children
Roisin with husband Michael and children Ivy and Bill

Lea woman with metastatic breast cancer is celebrating her three-year remission milestone.

Roisín Pelan said the moment ‘wasn’t even something I could have dreamed of’ when she received the devastating news that her cancer could no longer be cured.

Roisín had first been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 while she was 34 weeks pregnant with her daughter, Ivy, who is now seven.

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The important role this Ashton girl plays with her foster siblings

Lisa, Courtney and JJ Price
Lisa, Courtney and JJ out at Fino Tapas

October is the Fostering Network’s national Sons and Daughters month.

The campaign celebrates the important role that birth children play in welcoming fostered children into their families. 

18-year-old Courtney Price from Ashton-on-Ribble is one such young person being recognised this month.

Courtney’s family have been fostering with Lancashire County Council since she was four years old.

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