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

Join the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with these Macmillan events in Preston

Bon Bons coffee and cake Pic: Bon Bons/Facebook Macmillan Cancer Support hosted their first coffee morning in 1990. Since then, the initiative has raised over £200 million for the charity. The ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ is Macmillan’s biggest […]

3 weeks ago
Preston baby bank makes urgent appeal for preloved cots

Soft toy in a cot Pic: congerdesign from Pixabay A Preston baby bank is appealing for preloved cots for families in need. Baby Branches, which was established in 2018, aims to reduce child poverty by collecting preloved baby items and redistributing them […]

4 weeks ago
Eight-year-old fundraising hero raises £1,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice

James Woodhouse and his classmates on their visit to Leyland Trucks An eight-year-old boy has raised almost £1,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice. James Woodhouse was one of 110 riders to take part in Leyland Truck’s 2019 Factory to Festival cycle challenge. […]

4 weeks ago
Ribbleton man taking on World’s Toughest Mudder for Cash for Kids

Mark Barkworth completing a Tough Mudder event A Ribbleton man is travelling to Atlanta to take on the World’s Toughest Mudder. Mark Barkworth is raising money for Cash for Kids with the 24-hour non-stop challenge that starts […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement How this new group is telling Preston’s men it’s okay not to be okay

Man looking sad Pic: engin akyurt from Pixabay A newly-formed group is offering one-to-one and group sessions to help Preston’s men manage their mental health. Menhear was formed in April 2019 by William Killeen. The non-profit organisation’s mission […]

1 month ago
How this group covered 360 miles around Preston Docks for mental health awareness

Mental Health Marathon participants Pic: Tracy Jackson A charity event for mental health has seen participants cover 360 miles-worth of laps around Preston Docks and raise hundreds of pounds for charity. The Mental Health Marathon was planned […]

1 month ago
‘Can I bring beer’ and all your other questions about the Big PNE Sleep Out answered

The speakers at the PNE Big Sleep Out info evening Lots of people attended the Big PNE Sleep Out information evening at The Foxton Centre this week. So far around 200 people have registered for the Sleep Out, which takes […]

1 month ago
The three Prestonians who cycled 300 miles for causes close to them

John (left) and Rachelle and Rebecca all complete the London to Brussels cycling challenge Three Prestonians have completed a 300-mile cycling challenge to raise funds for causes close to their hearts. Fulwood grandad John Farnden completed the London to Brussels journey to raise money […]

1 month ago
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