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The JJ Effect youth club are undertaking a 24-hour challenge to raise money for cancer patient

Byron Highton The JJ effect CIC have rallied together to hose two events to raise money for Kim Fletcher, who is battling cancer. The aim is raise as much money as possible […]

11 months ago
Best friend duo walk Guild Wheel in under seven hours for Rosemere

Last week we reported that a best friend duo were walking the Guild Wheel over the weekend. Jenna Culshaw and Emma Bradley hoped to complete the full wheel in eight […]

11 months ago
Preston developer auctions ‘Little Tikes’ car for hospice

A unique car is going under the auction hammer to raise money for Lancashire children’s hospice Derian House. The 2003 Smart Car was painstakingly hand-painted by Preston-based Kingswood Homes’ managing […]

11 months ago
A dad from Preston decided to document the experience of home-school

Si Miller's lockdown photos include the day they were taken. A Preston Dad, who works as a photographer, has been using his skills to document his children’s home-schooling experience. Si Miller has been posting to his Instagram page and website […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston train managers star in exhibition recognising railway heroes

Avanti West Coast staff at Preston are featuring in an exhibition by the National Railway Museum that celebrates the contribution of rail workers during the pandemic. Train Managers, Janet Bamber […]

11 months ago
With their gym shut these Fulwood friends exercise for Rosemere

A trio of friends from Fulwood are challenging themselves to an intense workout to raise money for Rosemere. Gym buddies Donna Finn, Sharron Mulvaney and Fay Morne are aiming to […]

11 months ago
Preston retailer uses quiet lockdown period to create ‘blinged up’ mobility scooter

Blinged up mobility scooter Pic: ScootaMart A Preston retailer has used the quiet lockdown period to customise a mobility scooter with crystals and flashing lights. Staff at ScootaMart in Owen Street have spent over 500 hours during […]

11 months ago
St Catherine’s Hospice nurse retires after 36-years of care given

Bernadette Baxter The first person to be appointed at St Catherine’s Hospice by the matron the year it opened has retired. Bernadette Baxter has spent 36 years working at the hospice, and […]

11 months ago
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