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Preston and South Ribble Street Pastors receive £12k to help them support vulnerable and homeless people

Lancs-PCC-Clive-Grunshaw-with-Street-Pastors Organisations who support vulnerable people across Lancashire will benefit from over £45,000 thanks to Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw. Five groups successfully applied to the Commissioner’s dedicated fund […]

1 year ago
Preston Grasshoppers donate ‘huge’ amount of food to benefit Salvation Army foodbank

Following an extremely successful Christmas campaign in support of the Salvation Army, the mini juniors section at Preston Grasshoppers appealed to Prestonians to donate food and vital supplies. Hoppers operated […]

1 year ago
Longton couple take ‘extreme staycation’ to raise funds for cancer charity

Julie and Dave A Longton couple have taken an ‘extreme staycation’ in their VW campervan to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Julie Kline and Dave Hird were not in breach of any […]

1 year ago
Prestonian helping raise awareness of sepsis after his dad recovered from illness

Royal Preston Hospital is benefitting from new graphics raising awareness of sepsis thanks to a Prestonian who ran the London Marathon in aid of the Critical Care Unit. Mark Delaney […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Grasshoppers to operate ‘pop up’ foodbank donation point for Salvation Army this Sunday

Following an extremely successful Christmas campaign in support of the Salvation Army, the mini juniors section at Preston Grasshoppers is appealing to Prestonians to donate food and vital supplies. Hoppers […]

1 year ago
Preston Community Network has been reinvigorated with new website and staff

Local charity Preston Community Network (PCN) has been relaunched and reinvigorated. This is thanks to help from the National Lottery’s Community Fund. The charity have enthusiastic new staff, new branding, […]

1 year ago
Preston retains place as best place to live and work in the North West

Preston Marina with city skyline behind Pic: Tony Worrall The Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities Index has named Preston the best city to live and work in the North West. Preston remains the highest performing city in the North […]

1 year ago
Cottam’s Tipping family raise over £25,000 for charity

The Tipping family have raised over £25,000 for Lancashire charities. Four local charities are to share a massive £26,188.67 raised by the now infamous Cottam family. For the ninth consecutive […]

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