A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Recycle your festive trees
People can take their old Christmas trees to Ashton Park in Preston on Sunday to have them chipped and mulched to help the living trees in the park. There is no charge and people should take their trees to the ranger’s pavilion between 12pm and 3pm. Call 01772 906471 for more details.
Girls bake for hospice funds
Pupils from Penwortham Girls’ High School near Preston swapped text books for oven gloves to raise cash for St Catherine’s Hospice. Georgia Clarke and a group of fellow students from the school organised the cake sale and raised £130 for the hospice by selling them to students and staff.
Give a pint to help save lives
Blood donation sessions will be held at St Mary’s Hall on Cop Lane, Penwortham, near Preston on Friday January 11. Session times will be from 2pm to 4pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm. To book an appointment, call 0300 123 23 23.
Step out on walk at local nature reserve
A guided walk offers a chance to blow away the cobwebs after two weeks of festive celebrations. The walk, around the Brockholes nature reserves, will start from the welcome centre at 1.30pm on Saturday and will take about one and a half hours. Sturdy footwear is required.
Stroke of inspiration
A tailored fitness programme has been introduced at Salt Ayre Sports Centre in Lancaster. Swimfit, an Amateur Swimming Association programme, offers a customised workout and challenges to make sure swimmers get the most out of their time in the pool. There are also two special fitness classes called Swimfit Activate+ that are linked to the programme. Swimmers who take part in the classes can follow a customised training programme online, take part in a series of swimming challenges and monitor their progress and increasing fitness. Call 01524 847540 for details.
Police to meet the community
The next Bamber Bridge Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting will take place next week. The meeting will be held on Tuesday at Cuerden Methodist Church Community Centre in Station Road. It will start at 7pm and is chance for people to share concerns with officers.
Guided ramble to take place
A nine mile guided ramble at Cuerden Valley will take place next Wednesday. The walk will start at 9am and participants should meet on Church Road, next to the Yew Tree Pub in Bamber Bridge. Booking is essential. For information call 01772 625625.
Arts and crafts event planned
An indoor arts and crafts activity for children is set to take place this afternoon. The activity is for children aged six and over and will take place at the Broadfield Base, Bannister Drive, Leyland. Booking is essential. Call 01772 625625.
Blood donation event planned
Blood donors are needed at Longridge Civic Hall next Monday. Sessions will be held from 2pm to 4pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm at the building in Willows Park Lane. Call 0300 123 23 23 to book an appointment.