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

Posted on - 7th October, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Grimsargh, Preston News, Ribbleton
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.

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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.

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That donation was to thank staff at Rosemere Cancer Centre for looking after another colleague Ray Ward.

Ray, who mentors offenders in custody at HMP Lancaster Farms, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January and has been attending Lancashire and South Cumbria’s regional specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital for both chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Lucy said: “Ray’s an amazing character, an award-winning and much loved member of the team.

“He has worked at HMP Lancaster Farms for years and thinking about what he’s going through, I wanted to support the people caring for him as well as giving back to our charity after a tough year.”

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