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More fun days out for people with learning disabilities after Ashton firm donates car to local charity

Bev Stevenson from Caritas Care and Carl Kramer from Kramer Motors Pic: Caritas Care People with learning disabilities who attend Caritas Care are looking forward to more days out after a car was donated by an Ashton-on-Ribble firm. Kramer Motors gifted a 2014 seven-seater […]

3 years ago
Six-year-old put on a magic show to raise funds with Amy’s Army for Rosemere Cancer Centre

Six-year-old Henry Mills helped raise funds for his mum’s mission to raise awareness of breast cancer amongst younger women. He used his magic skills to raise funds to help those […]

3 years ago
Fundraising begins for replacement Highgate Wood boardwalk

Highgate Wood boardwalk. Pic: Damian Gilkes The Friends of Highgate Wood have set up a Just Giving page to raise money for a replacement boardwalk in Highgate Wood. Currently the boardwalk within the Fulwood woods is […]

3 years ago
Preston soldier to do 48-hour march in memory of mum who died from coronavirus

James Kirby with his mum Denise. Soldier James Kirby is raising money by marching from Preston Flag Market at the Cenotaph to ITC Catterick and back for his mum who died due to Covid. James will […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Great-gran hoping to build on 23 years of volunteering at Royal Preston Hospital once Covid restrictions allow

Kathleen Wallace A great-gran whose 20-plus years of volunteering at Royal Preston Hospital was halted by Covid-19 is hoping to get back to the role as soon as possible. Kathleen Wallace, who […]

3 years ago
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 […]

3 years 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 […]

3 years 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 […]

3 years ago
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