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Bamber Bridge firm raise £60k for food banks as boss fulfils pledge to double donation amount

Michael Patel giving Morrisons a cheque for their food banks. Sapphire Utility Solutions has raised £60,000 to donate to various charities to ensure people do not go hungry this Christmas. Michael Patel, founder of Sapphire Utility Solutions set a target […]

3 years ago
UCLan community group awarded prestigious accolade from European Parliament for contributions to social justice

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) community group has received an award from the European Parliament. The award is for its contributions to social justice. The Creative Communities Group (CCG) […]

3 years ago
Preston North End and city councillors join up to deliver festive hampers to those in need

A number of councillors and staff from Preston City Council teamed up with the Preston North End Community Education Trust (PNECET) to deliver Festive Hampers to those most in need […]

3 years ago
Luv Preston food bank sees demand for their service grow dramatically during 2020

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, many people have become reliant on food banks. Luv Preston deliver food parcels weekly to those in need of emergency food provisions. The Food bank […]

3 years ago
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Preston Minster spreading Christmas joy after securing £22k funding to benefit the parish

Preston Minster has been instrumental in securing funding of over £22,000 that will benefit its parish. The funding will be shared with 10 urban deprived churches and parishes across Lancashire on […]

3 years ago
Here for Humanity to deliver 100 Christmas meals to lonely elderly and vulnerable people in Preston

Chris Murray and Ruby Abram volunteer Director for Here for Humanity at PNE. Preston Here For Humanity are teaming up with Ashton Methodist Church and Millers Taxi firm to cook and deliver 100 Meals to elderly and vulnerable adults who will be alone […]

3 years ago
Meet the woman selflessly helping homeless people across Preston

A Preston woman has been cooking food in her home to distribute to the homeless for years. Lo Parsons delivers hot meals, along with essentials such as masks, sanitisers and […]

3 years ago
Bamber Bridge firm hope to raise £30k to donate to food banks this winter

During these unprecedented times, many families and individuals are struggling to cope. Coronavirus struck almost a year ago, yet many shops are still closed, infection rates are still too high, […]

3 years ago
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