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Penwortham pals walking 100 miles in 50 days in aid of Captain 100 challenge for St Catherine’s Hospice

Jasmine Jacovelli and Maddi Isles from Penwortham have set themselves a challenge to walk 100 miles in 50 days in aid of the Captain 100 challenge. The funds they raise […]

3 years ago
Ingol ‘community champion’ completed two miles-a-day for a month to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease

9-year-old Reece Hamilton-Heath has been voted Beat 103 radio’s ‘community champion’ for his fundraising efforts. Reece walked two miles a day throughout March to raise money for George Melling, who […]

3 years ago
BAE Systems donates laptops to support Preston and Lancashire school children

Schools and pupils across Lancashire will soon have access to more laptops as a result of a donation made by BAE Systems, with the company donating hundreds of laptops to […]

3 years ago
Preston woman walking to Blackpool to raise money after mum died from Huntington’s disease

Hollie and her mum who died of Huntington's disease in 2018. Hollie Johnstone from Preston is walking 32 mile to Blackpool and back to raise money for Huntington’s disease. Hollie’s mother dies in 2018 of the disease aged 44 and Hollie […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Singing carer treats Preston care home residents to live performance

A singing carer has been entertaining residents of Longridge Hall Care home. Hayley Eccles, 22, who works as a carer at the Preston home, was a semi-finalist on ITV show […]

3 years ago
Kirkham stammer activist up for National Diversity Award

Jack Dinsley, founder of the Be Kind Stammer Campaign A stammer activist from Kirkham has been nominated for the National Diversity Awards. Jack Dinsley is up for the Positive Role Model category thanks to his Be Kind Stammer Campaign. […]

3 years ago
Preston-based online pharmacy serves almost 1 million customers during pandemic

Stock image of medication An online pharmacy based in Preston has served almost one million customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. AYP Healthcare, which is based near Preston city centre, has grown rapidly since it […]

3 years ago
Preston barber tapped up to share expertise with Sri Lankan haircutters

John delivering the training via Zoom A Preston barber is sharing his expertise with trainees learning their craft thousands of miles away in Sri Lanka. John Monks from The Gents Room Barbershop was originally asked to […]

3 years ago
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