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

Preston disability centre granted rent reduction to help it survive

Pukar Disability Centre is based in Avenham Pic: Google A Preston city centre charity which provides vital support for those with disabilities has been thrown a lifeline. Pukar Disability Centre has been serving the city for 18 years. The […]

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Docks to Disney walk sees hundreds take part at Preston Docks

Paula Barrow, right, with daughter Eve and friend and former Ashton Community Science College colleague Lavinia Hundreds of people took a big step towards raising money for a Preston cancer foundation. Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald joined Preston’s Mayor councillor David Burrow in the Docks to Disney […]

2 months ago
Preston father and son beat the heat to smash 24-hour charity ultra marathon

L-R: Dean and Mike Thompson A father and son from Preston took on soaring temperatures to complete a 24-hour ultra marathon for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Mike and Dean Thompson ran the Mizuno 24 North Ultra […]

2 months ago
Spot yourself in the largest Moonlight and Memories Walk yet for St Catherine’s Hospice

More than 1,000 people made their way through the streets of Lostock Hall last weekend to raise money for the city’s hospice. The annual event raised more than £90,000 for […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Spot yourself at Preston Handbags and Gladrags charity night

A glamorous charity fundraiser has raised over £1,000 for Age Concern Central Lancashire. In total, attendees at the Handbags and Gladrags event donated around £2,500 worth of dresses and handbags. […]

2 months ago
Change of venue for RSPCA Summer Fair on Sunday

The RSPCA open day on Sunday has changed venue after a dog at the shelter has become unwell. The shelter in Longridge Road has temporarily closed on the advice of […]

2 months ago
How this surprise donation is helping more Prestonians get out and about

Joe Hannett (left) from Preston Shopmobility receives the donation from Jim Rolfe of Millercare A Preston charity can now help more people get out and about thanks to a surprise donation of three scooters. Preston Community Transport’s Shopmobility service received the donation from Millercare […]

2 months ago
How this new Citizens alliance wants to bring power to the people of Preston

A presentation during the Preston Citizens event Pic: Citizens UK A new Citizens alliance is planning to use community organising to make Preston a better place to work, live and study. Preston Citizens is set to become the latest chapter […]

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