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Ribbleton woman with borderline personality disorder launches business to help others who struggle

Jade Rimmer A Ribbleton woman with borderline personality disorder has launched a business to help others struggling with mental health. Jade Rimmer was diagnosed with BPD, which affects mood and how a […]

9 months ago
Preston martial arts centre wins award amid fight to survive the pandemic

A class at Nippon UK Martial Arts Nippon UK Martial Arts has been recognised at the SME Northern Enterprise Awards despite a tumultuous period that has seen the club forced to relocate twice and then battle the […]

9 months ago
How a Catforth school is using 100 teddy bears to keep children and staff connected

Catforth Primary School teddies Catforth Primary School is using 100 teddy bears to help children and staff stay connected throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The wellbeing initiative was suggested by a parent on the Friends […]

9 months ago
Leyland mum designs IVF support cards after undergoing fertility treatment

Laura Lonsdale and baby Penelope A Leyland mum has designed a series of greeting cards aimed at people undergoing fertility treatment. Laura Lonsdale was inspired to start Laura Lonsdale Designs after struggling through IVF treatment […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Passionate Longridge artist combats lockdown loneliness through virtual creative sessions

Rachel Phoenix Paint the Dog Yellow, a new art-therapy group set up by portrait artist Rachel Phoenix, encourages it’s members to de-stress and design as they relieve negative feelings weekly through the […]

9 months ago
JJ Effect Youth Club get running to raise money for young cancer patients life-saving treatment

Byron, Dan and Kim Fletcher with children from the JJ Effect youth group. The JJ Effect CIC have rallied their youth club kids together to run for 24 hours non-stop in efforts to raise as much as they can for Kim Fletcher who […]

9 months ago
Lancashire Volunteer Partnership contribute over 20,000 hours to the NHS Vaccination Programme

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (LVP) have been praised for their work on providing volunteer marshals for the vaccination programme in Lancashire and South Cumbria. LVP have been working in partnership with […]

9 months ago
Entrepreneurial five year old sets up toy stall in Penwortham for Rosemere

With specialist toy shops all closed, five-year-old Sadie Hiscock spotted a gap in the market and set out a stall at the front of her Penwortham home. She set up […]

9 months ago
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