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Cottam’s Tipping family reveal £16k total after Christmas lights fundraiser

When the Tippings turn their lights on, you know about it! A Cottam family known for their fundraising efforts have unveiled the final figure from their 2021 Christmas lights display. The Tippings, Mark, Nicola and sons Sam, 16, Joe, 15, and […]

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Cottam author’s debut book raises £2,450 for children’s charity

Rachel at Cottam Primary School with pupils including her sons Fred and Ron on either side A Cottam author’s debut book has raised £2,450 for charity. Rachel Walmsley’s book, Christmas Cabaret, sold out within weeks, with all proceeds going to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity’s Children’s Appeal. Rachel said: “It […]

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‘True inspiration’ and Harris Park campaigner Prema Taylor has died aged 62

Prema Taylor Harris Park campaigner Prema Taylor has died aged 62. Prema, who lived in Fulwood, passed away peacefully at St. Catherine’s Hospice on Tuesday 4 January. She will be lovingly remembered […]

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Food market in Ashton-on-Ribble launches weekday opening to help more families

St Michaels and All Angels Church are adding more dates to their community food market to help families struggling with food bills. The market has helped many families since launching […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston midwife raises money for cancer charities who cared for her

A Preston midwife has been raising money for charity through her passion for her VW van. In April 2016, Bev Small, was diagnosed with breast cancer while completing her midwifery […]

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Over 100 children benefit from free meals and activities in Preston

Children enjoying the Holiday Activities and Food Programme Pic: Ian Robinson / Preston North End Over 100 Preston children benefited from free meals and activities in the lead up to Christmas. Preston North End Community and Education Trust was one of nine providers of the Winter […]

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100 Warm Whites packs delivered to Prestonians affected by fuel poverty

PNE platers Joe Rafferty, Daniel Johnson and Ryan Ledson supporting the Warm Whites campaign Pic: Ian Robinson/Preston North End Preston North End Community and Education Trust distributed 100 Warm Whites packs to those affected by fuel poverty in December. The Warm Whites campaign was launched in the lead up […]

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Preston Here For Humanity ensured families visiting their food hub received a turkey for Christmas

Preston Here for Humanity ensured their service users wouldn’t go without a turkey this Christmas by distributing them to their food hub users. The turkeys were supplied by DPS Direct […]

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