A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Mayor to host fund-raising trip to the dogs
People across South Ribble are being invited to a night at the races - raising money for charity at the same time. The Mayor of South Ribble Coun Colin Clark and his wife Margaret will host the fund-raising trip to Belle Vue Stadium on September 28. Money raised from the event will go to the Mayor’s charities, St Catherine’s Hospice, the North West Air Ambulance and the Prostate Cancer Charity. Tickets cost around £28 and include coach travel to Manchester, entrance to the stadium, a programme, a three course meal and hostess service for the bar and betting. Call 01772 625306.
Glittering dinner for cancer care
There are still some tickets available for a black tie and diamonds ball being held at Preston North End in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The ball will take place at the Invincibles Lounge on Lowthorpe Road at the football club and it will feature entertainment from singer Stephen Bayliss, a three-course meal and disco. There will also be a raffle and auction and proceeds will go to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation based at the Royal Preston Hospital. For tickets, call 01772 759900.
Police meeting date planned
The next meeting of the Fishwick and Callon Pact is set to take place tomorrow evening. Held at the YMCA in Samuel Street, Preston, PR1 4YE, members of the community will be able to meet with officers and share any concerns. The meeting is due to start at 6pm. For further information visit www.lancashire.police.uk
Musical event to mark Guild
An evening of musical entertainment is set to take place on Friday. Galloway’s Community Choir and Leyland Band will deliver a musical showcase at St John The Minster on Church Street, Preston. The music show is set to start at 7.30pm and run until 9pm. For more information contact the city’s Visitor Information Centre on 01772 253731.
Mayor attends opening day
The Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Colin Clark and his wife Margaret will visit a new business in the centre of Bamber Bridge tomorrow morning. The civic pair will join with staff at the Podiatry Clinic on Station Road for the official opening. They will also have a tour of the new facility. The official opening event is set to start at 11am.
Walking week set to start
South Ribble Council will host a walking week starting this week. Throughout the week there will be a host of walks suitable for all ages. For more information about the variety of walks call the council on 01772 625581 or visit southribble.gov.uk
Volunteers sought for under-threat factory
Volunteers are being sought to help disabled workers set to lose their jobs after a factory closure. Remploy is recruiting volunteers to the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation which to help “develop the life skills” of workers set to lose their jobs at the firm’s factory in Preston, which is set to shut. Programme manager Andrew Brookfield said: “While the Remploy announcement is obviously distressing and sad news for all those individuals affected at the Preston factory, “We are pleased to be delivering part of the package of support for employees who are made redundant.”
Fire smoke logs homes
Two house were left badly smoke damaged after a fire broke out in a garage. Firefighters from Fulwood and Preston stations were called to Heaton Mount Avenue in Fulwood, Preston at 10.30pm on Friday. A Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the fire started in an attached garage and smoke quickly spread into the home and a neighbouring property.