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This category relates to all things to do with charities and their activities in Preston.

Cottam scarecrows raise community spirits during lockdown

Scarecrow medic Pic: Tony Worrall A scarecrow event has raised the Cottam community’s spirits during lockdown. The week-long event, which was organised by Wendy Hebblethwaite and Helen Greenhalgh, saw over 100 homemade scarecrows displayed outside […]

12 hours ago
Preston charity recreates a ‘movie night in’ experience for older people

Grateful recipients of the movie night in package Preston-based charity Age Concern Central Lancashire has recreated a ‘movie night in’ experience for older people who remain in lockdown. With the help of local businesses, the charity delivered pizza, […]

1 day ago
‘Game-changing’ womb cancer test to go into trial at Rosemere Cancer Centre

Laboratory vials with blood in Pic: Belova59 from Pixabay A “game-changing” blood test, capable of detecting womb cancer even at its pre-cancerous stage, is to go into clinical trial at Rosemere Cancer Centre. Cases of womb cancer, which is […]

2 days ago
Fundraiser set up in memory of footballer Christian Mbulu who died in Cottam

A fundraiser has been set up in memory of footballer Christian Mbulu, who died at his home in Cottam last week (Tuesday May 26). Mbulu, 23, was a defender for […]

4 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Brother of Jon-Jo Highton launches knife crime campaign ‘The J-J Effect’ in his name

The brother of a teenager brutally murdered in a gang attack in Deepdale has launched an anti-knife campaign in his name. Jon-Jo Highton, 18, was stabbed to death by six […]

5 days ago
Four Fulwood streets combine to run 66-miles for St Catherine’s Hospice

Some of the families who took part celebrate with a socially distanced photograph Pic: Heather Crabtree/Paddy green Pavements were pounded to raise money for a Preston hospice. Residents from four Fulwood streets combined to run 66.6 miles during Sunday (May 31) and raised donations of more than […]

5 days ago
Crowdfunding appeal launches for water and supplies for firefighters tackling Longridge and Darwen fires

Cases of bottled water which were taken up to firefighters Pic: Phil Manning One kind-hearted Leyland man has been helping firefighters tackle their thirst and hunger while tackling moorland and woodland fires. Phil Manning has set up a fundraiser to ensure fire crews […]

5 days ago
Cottam photographer snaps a scarecrow wedding

Somewhere in a field in Cottam Pic: Rob Georgeson Scarecrows have been lining the streets of Cottam in the past week to raise funds for charity. And two of the straw-stuffed creatures where whisked off to get hitched. Rob […]

6 days ago
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