In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week September 25 to October 1

Posted on - 2nd October, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, In Case You Missed It, Ingol, Longton & New Longton, People, Preston Locations, Preston News, South Ribble Locations, South Ribble News, UCLan
Looking down Fishergate on a sunny Preston day Pic: Tony Worrall
Looking down Fishergate on a sunny Preston day. Pic: Tony Worrall

This week, Preston residents have taken in the sights of the now open Adelphi Square and new UCLan student centre. There was also promising news for locals wishing to get their eyes checked after UCLan opened a new eye health clinic at its Preston Campus.


Here are five other stories you may have missed.

Preston veteran ‘still smiling’ after scaling Snowdon for Armed Forces charity

Vince Stopp at the summit of Snowdon

A former Royal Green Jacket from Preston has climbed Snowdon to raise funds for charity.

Vince Stopp served in the military for 24 years and took on the challenge on Monday 20 September, for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. He undertook the climb despite having two knee replacements on the same leg.

Vince has beaten his target of £500 and said it was a struggle recovering from his operations, but the goal of climbing Snowdon and wanting to help SSAFA was his inspiration.

Read the full story here

‘Heroic’ Ingol boy praised after helping unconscious man on Tag Lane

12-year-old Ben Hillidge

A 12-year-old Ingol boy has received praise after coming to the aid of an unconscious man on Tag Lane.

Ben Hillidge, who plays for Fulwood Amateurs Under 13s football club, discovered the man around 8.30pm on Wednesday 8 September when walking home with his cousin and a friend.

Thinking on his feet, Ben called out to passers-by for help, and they rang for an ambulance. When it arrived, the emergency services treated the man, administering first aid.

Read the full story here

Longton schoolgirl to join Rainbow Run fundraiser for Royal Preston Hospital

Seven-year-old Petra Sindall

A seven-year-old Longton girl will take part in the Rainbow Run fundraiser next month.

Longton Primary School pupil Petra Sindall signed up for the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals event, which runs in October, to raise funds for the £1 million Children’s Appeal.

The funds raised will improve the children’s ward and paediatric outpatients department at Royal Preston Hospital.

Petra, who lives with mum Julie, dad Paul and big brother Lennon, 14, will walk and cycle for her Rainbow Run between Monday 18 to Sunday 24 October.

Read the full story here

In Pictures: Banger rally raises over £30k for Derian House Children’s Hospice

A Grease car complete with the stars of the show

Iconic cars from films, including Lightning McQueen from Cars and cars from Ghostbusters and Dumb and Dumber, were part of a banger rally which raised over £30,000 for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

The Great Big North West Tour 2021 raised vital funds for the charity and was organised by Preston-based house builder Kingswood Homes.

The 14 cars, which also included an American police car, a drag queen car, a car signed by Liverpool FC players and a homage to Grease, set off from Derian House hospice in Chorley on Friday 23 September.

Read the full story here

Preston Sikh Sewa Society UK to restart Langar Sewa feeds to help those in need across Preston 

Preston Sikh Sewa Society UK

Preston Sikh Sewa Society UK, a group of volunteers from various backgrounds, are set to restart the weekly Langar Sewa feeds each Saturday evening at 7pm at the Market Street canopy.

The event was paused to keep volunteers safe during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The events will begin Saturday 2 October.

The free kitchen has been running since 2017 to help serve vegetarian meals to the most vulnerable. These were rules laid down by the Sikh’s first Guru Ji, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in the 15th century.

Read the full story here

See what’s happening near you by entering your postcode below or visit InYourArea

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Preston in pictures The Station, Preston. 1539Adelphi quarter , preston , 23.06.2022St Walburge's Church, preston 23.06.2022Former Tithebarn pub and Preston Bus StationHarris Museum and Art GalleryRed telephone boxesRed telephone box on Market StreetPreston 2022 View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.