Preston Guild Lodge donate £2,600 to worthy charities across the city

Posted on - 6th December, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Proud Preston
Tim Horton (right) presenting the lodge’s cheque to Maggie of the Preston Street Pastors

Preston Guild Lodge are continuing their long tradition of supporting local charities around the festive period.


This year, they have donated £2,600.

The charities who have benefitted are:

  • Preston Street Pastors
  • Barnardo’s Young Carers Scheme
  • Derian House Children’s Hospice
  • George Barton Trust Motor Neurone Disease Research.
  • Alzheimer’s Society, Preston Branch
  • The Walnut Group Prostate Cancer Support, Preston
  • Rosemere Cancer Foundation
  • Grimsargh Wetland Trust

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As part of the distribution of the donations, a team of Preston Guild Lodge members pitched up to help the volunteers of the Grimsargh Wetland Trust as well as deliver their cheque for £300.

Tim Horton (second from right) presenting a cheque to volunteers and trustees of the Wetland Trust

Grimsargh Wetlands Trust was set up in 2017, and the Trust is responsible for promoting the conservation, protection and improvement of the nature reserve.

It is made up of three decommissioned reservoirs which used to provide water for the local community and industry. Grimsargh Wetlands is made up of three main habitats, The Mere, The Island Lake and The Fen, which provide homes for a stunning range of wildlife at a time of encroaching urbanism.

Grimsargh Wetlands. Pic: Mark Ashmore

Preston Street Pastors are part of a national team who started to patrol Preston and South Ribble in 2008.

They are trained volunteers recruited from local churches who care about their community. They patrol from 8pm until
midnight on Friday nights in the St Matthews and New Hall Lane area of Preston, spending time with young people on the estates.

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On Saturday the Pastors patrol from 10.30pm until 3.30am in Preston City Centre. They ensure the homeless are looked after and know where to go to find help.

They also spend time with young people enjoying their night out in the pubs and clubs, helping everyone to stay safe.

They were thrilled to receive a donation from Preston Guild Lodge.

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