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

Fulwood boy smashes Rubik’s cube challenge to raise money for kids in need

Oliver completed his 2.6 Challenge in two minutes 26 seconds A 10-year-old boy from Fulwood who taught himself how to solve a Rubik’s cube has raised almost £500 for Rock FM’s Cash for Kids by completing a timed challenge. Oliver […]

4 weeks ago
Surprise mass afternoon tea brings joy to Preston’s older people

Some of the recipients of the afternoon tea A surprise mass afternoon tea experience has brought joy to older people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Age Concern Central Lancashire and Waitrose Walton-le-Dale hosted the event yesterday (Wednesday 6 […]

4 weeks ago
Royal Preston Hospital staff to benefit from £250k donation from local firm

Staff working at Royal Preston Hospital are set to benefit from a £250,000 donation from local business James Hall and Co Ltd, Spar Distribution Centre for the North of England. The donation will enable the […]

4 weeks ago
Guest post: ‘Survivors of domestic abuse face significant challenges during lockdown’

Survivors of domestic abuse are facing a number of challenges during the coronavirus lockdown. People locked down with their abusers face greater danger while those who have escaped abuse may […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement How 10-year-old Ollie is raising thousands of pounds for a Preston baby bank

Ollie with his running shoes A sporty schoolboy is using his daily lockdown exercise allowance to help Preston families in need by running the equivalent of a marathon. Ollie Ascroft, 10, has already smashed his […]

4 weeks ago
UCLan joins forces with Age UK to tackle loneliness during coronavirus pandemic

Senior woman with caregiver The University of Central Lancashire has teamed up with Age UK to help elderly and vulnerable residents in the region cope with loneliness and isolation during the coronavirus crisis. Students and […]

4 weeks ago
Young Charlotte fundraising for Rosemere with 26 activities for the 2.6 Challenge

Charlotte Price A seven-year-old girl from Walton-le-Dale is taking the 2.6 Challenge to the extreme by completing not one but 26 activities to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Charlotte Price is […]

1 month ago
Cancer Help launches crowd funder to support families affected by cancer

A Preston based cancer support service has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to save it from closure. Cancer Help, which has support centres at Vine House, Preston, and […]

1 month ago
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