Volunteers who helped make the Harris Flights project a success have been praised for their contribution to the coffers.
Preston Council saved cash by calling upon its army of Guild volunteers to once again support the museum’s events.
Volunteers gave up their time for free to take on roles including stewarding, greeting the public, distributing programs and supporting artists to ensure they were properly equipped to perform on the steps at the Harris Museum.
A spokesman for Preston Council said: “We have carried on the Guild volunteers program from last year into this year.
“Our volunteers come from all walks of life right from university students to people who have retired and want to put something back into the community.”
The volunteers will next take to the streets of Preston for the Run Preston event on September 29.
The annual event draws around 1500 runners to take part in three races - a 2k fun run, a 5k and a 10k run on courses around the city.
Volunteers will assist with stewarding the event. They became a familiar sight during last year’s Guild celebrations where they helped with events.