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Christmas cards raise over £10,000 for Rosemere Cancer charity

Rosemere Christmas card designs. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation Sales of Christmas cards last year raised £11,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The cards were sold in Rosemere’s coffee shop in Royal Preston Hospital, at Christmas fairs, and via their […]

4 months ago
Tipping family reveal total raised by their Cottam Christmas lights in 12 years

Mark and Nicola Tipping. The Tippings Christmas Lights in Cottam were switched off for the final time after 12 years on 4 January. However, this year they managed to raise £32,315.64, bringing their total […]

4 months ago
Tippings family switch off annual Christmas lights after 12 years

The lights were switched off for the final time on 4 January 2024. The Tippings Christmas Lights in Cottam were switched off for the final time after 12 years. On 4 January, the Tipping family pulled the plug on their annual tradition due […]

5 months ago
Wigan Warriors visit cancer patients at Royal Preston Hospital in touching tradition

Wigan Warriors visited Royal Preston Hospital Players from Wigan Warriors visited cancer patients at Rosemere Cancer Centre’s in-patient Ribblesdale Ward on December 22, giving out Christmas presents and spreading festive cheer. The Superleague champions have visited […]

5 months ago
1,000 Royal Preston Hospital patients receive Christmas gift

The charity team makes a stop at ARCO Ltd, Fulwood, where they received a sleigh- load of toys A charity collected gifts for 1,000 patients Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble hospital to open on Christmas morning. Lancashire Teaching Hospital’s Charity team were loaned a bus by […]

5 months ago
Christmas presents worth £10,000 donated to Preston business centre’s appeal

A Christmas appeal to help disadvantaged children across Preston and Lancashire has been a huge success. More than 900 gifts and gift cards have been donated to this year’s Cotton […]

5 months ago
Tippings family to pull plug on Christmas lights tradition

When the Tippings turn their lights on, you know about it! A Preston Christmas institution is in its final year organisers have confirmed. The Tippings Christmas Lights in Cottam have attracted tens of thousands of visitors each year – but the […]

5 months ago
The Foxton Centre prepares to host Christmas Day for city’s rough sleepers

Volunteers helping prepare the food. Pic: The Foxton Centre A homeless charity in Preston has organised Christmas Day events for those sleeping rough. The Foxton Centre aim to provide a Christmas similar to one that most people will be […]

5 months ago
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