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In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week June 4 to 10

Posted on - 11th June, 2022 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Education, In Case You Missed It, People, Preston News, UCLan
A sunny day in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
A sunny day in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

After a busy bank holiday weekend celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Preston residents submitted their street party photos, with people enjoying food and drink with their neighbours across patriotically decorated communities.

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Across the country, people lit beacons to mark the occasion, including Preston’s BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir and others across the city.

In other news this week, there have also been many fundraising activities completed by kindhearted residents seeking to make a difference for those most in need.

Here are five stories you may have missed from Preston this week.

UCLan Honorary Fellow recognised with invitation to Queen’s Garden Party 

Russell Hogarth at the Queen’s Garden Party

A UCLan Honorary Fellow known for his volunteer work has attended the final 2022 Queen’s Garden Party.

Russell Hogarth was invited for his role as the Chair of the UCLan Creative Communities Group (CCG), a collective of more than 400 members who work with local partners on community projects.

He also received recognition for work with the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing (NFHW) and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).

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Preston-based disability charity sponsors wheelchair football tournament

Skiggle powerchair football

Through its sponsorship of the Wheelchair Football Association’s 2021/22 National League, a Preston-based disability charity has been raising its profile throughout the UK.

Skiggle has had a brand presence at all the Premiership & Championship National League fixtures held at the Lee Westwood Centre in Nottingham.

The games have also been streamed live on the WFA’s YouTube channel.

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Leyland nurses brave world’s fastest zip line for Children’s Appeal fundraiser

Kate Hunter, Jayne Chester, Victoria Atkinson and Julie Abernethy

Three Leyland nurses have raised £1,000 for the Children’s Appeal after travelling to North Wales to take on the world’s fastest zipline.

Children’s respiratory specialist nurse Julie Abernethy, based at Leyland’s Broadoaks Child Development Centre, matron Victoria Atkinson, children’s community nurse Jayne Chester and tissue viability nurse Kate Hunter zoomed down the 1.5km Velocity 2 zip wire at speeds of up to 100mph at Penrhyn Quarry.

They raised the money for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity’s Children’s Appeal, raising £1,000 in sponsorship with gift aid.

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Preston Salvation Army thanks volunteers as demand increases

The Salvation Army in Preston provides a food bank run by volunteers

Preston Salvation Army has thanked its volunteers for their support following an uptake in helpers to meet increased demand.

The Salvation Army’s Church and Community Centre (corps) in Preston, located on Harrington Street, has a number of volunteers offering help and has seen an increase in helpers recently due to a rapid rise in people from the local community seeking support. 

The Salvation Army has over 45 volunteers split between supporting the church and community centre across various departments and occasions, including the food bank and job club during the Christmas period and also the organisation’s two charity shops, located on Plungington Road in Preston and Elmwood Court in Chorley.  

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The Harris to receive £750k funding as project reaches ‘key milestone’ 

Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

Councillors will meet to discuss the release of £750,000 to The Re-Imagining the Harris project.

The redevelopment of The Harris in Preston will take a significant step forward this week, with councillors set to approve the funding now that delivery of the project is ready to commence.

On Thursday, 9 June, Lancashire County Council will be asked to approve the release of the remaining funds from the £1,000,000 previously agreed upon at cabinet in 2018, with £250,000 paid towards a bid to the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

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