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Preston schoolboy raises thousands for cancer charity

Summer might have meant staying put for Preston schoolboy Lewis Simpson, but that didn’t stop him from staying still. The sporty 12-year-old used his holiday from Kirkham Grammar School to […]

1 month ago
Preston filmmaker documents athlete’s 24-hour bike ride for CALM

The film documents Benjamin's life and charity journey. Pic: Garth Dew/Ride for 24 Preston-based videographer and filmmaker, Garth Dew, has released a short film which documents why his long-time friend, endurance athlete Benjamin Anthony, undertook a gruelling 24-hour indoor bike ride. With coronavirus […]

2 months ago
Penwortham man tackles 113-mile cycling challenge for local neonatal charity

Afiyah Master from Preston has a video message recorded by staff to be sent to her family Pic: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Penwortham resident David Rose is set to take on one of the country’s most difficult cycling challenges to raise money for neonatal charity Baby Beat. The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 113-mile […]

2 months ago
In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, August 29 to September 4

Hugh Carthy riding in the 2018 Tour of Britain Pic: Geof Sheppard A lot has happened in Preston over the last seven days. Fulwood and Walton-le-Dale saw the closure and opening of coronavirus testing centres, and The Living City project launched its […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Colleagues in Ashton-on-Ribble raise money for Lancashire Mind charity

Staff at Co-op Funeralcare in Ashton-on-Ribble took part in a sponsored cycle event Team members at Co-op Funeralcare in Ashton-on-Ribble completed a 12-hour bike ride from inside the funeral home to raise funds for people living with mental illnesses. Four colleagues took turns […]

2 months ago
Fundraising fortnight secures £11,000 for Leyland charities

Lead engineer, Ben Holloway’s, truck pull Staff at Leyland Trucks have raised £11,000 for local causes through their one-off Factory to Festival (F2F) Miles Better Together fundraising event. The fortnight-long socially distanced fundraiser, organised by Leyland […]

2 months ago
Preston duo host virtual gig to support baby Bonnie

An acoustic duo from Preston are hosting a virtual gig this Saturday (August 29) to help raise money for a little girl with Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Bonnie-Lyn Cushnagan […]

2 months ago
Longridge Rotary Group launches bike raffle for Prostate Cancer charity

Rotary Group of Longridge and North Preston cycling sportive. Pic: Epic Events The Rotary Group of Longridge and North Preston are currently hosting a fundraising raffle to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity. Each year, the Rotary group hosts a number […]

2 months ago
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