A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Half term fun planned
There will be a host of sports, arts and spooky activities in Lancaster during the October half term holiday. The activities will run from October 29 to November 2 for people between 4 and 16-years-old. For more information visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/holidayprogramme or call 01524 842493.
Make time for reading sessions at libraries
Lancashire County Council’s libraries are hosting a number of sessions to encourage people to take up reading. Today is World Mental Health day and the events are designed to encourage people to find out how reading can improve their wellbeing. The free sessions are part of Lancashire County Council’s Get into Reading Project which is aimed at people experiencing the stress of modern life, or those who would like encouragement with reading. Sessions will be run at libraries across Lancashire. For times, dates and locations of these events, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/visitlibraries.
Thank you for charity support
As part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 28, residents and friends of sheltered housing group, Hargreaves Court, raised a mammoth £247 for charity. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support a coffee morning and raffle was held at the event in Ingol, Preston. A spokesman said: “On behalf of the manager, staff and residents we would like to thank everyone for their generosity.”
Pamper night in aid of charity
A fundraising evening in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice will be held on Friday night. The Christmas pamper and make-up night will be held at St Teresa’s Social Club in Penwortham and has been organised by Ezeparty. Guests at the fundraising evening are set to include the Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Coun Colin Clark and his wife Margaret.
Date set for music show
Simeon Wood will perform in a concert of popular light music with the Longton Primary School Choir on Saturday October 20 at 7pm. The concert will be held at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Longton, PR4 5AA Tickets are £7 or £3 for children. For tickets or info call Cath Greenlees on 01772 613500.