Sajid Patel, Dr Billal Patel, Mubeen Patel, Imran Master, Sadiq Patel, Mohammed Ismail, and Suleman Adam at the 2019 Fusion Awards

Noor Foodbank: The charity feeding Preston 62,000 meals a year

According to the World Bank, nearly two million people in the UK are undernourished and an estimated 8.4 million people struggle to get enough to eat. For the planet's fifth-wealthiest country, those statistics make for harrowing reading. But a food bank in Preston is out to make a difference.

The nurses at St Catherin's cover23,000 steps every day.

Hospice Care Week: Behind the scenes at St Catherine's Hospice in Lostock Hall

The kitchen cooks 20,748 meals per year and the nurses cover 23,000 steps every day. They receive 90,000 bags of donations every 12 months and carry out 3,600 visits to patients’ homes. Oh, and 16,400 members play their weekly lottery, 1,169 of whom have played since it launched in 1993 as the UK’s first hospice lottery. This is St. Catherine’s.

Delta Wool Shop

Threading the needle for 35 years: Leyland's Delta Wool Shop

For 35 years, the Walmsley family has been synonymous with all things knitted in the south Preston area. The family's trio of much-loved wool shops in Farington, New Longton, and Lostock Hall have become the area's go-to choice for wool, knitting products, haberdashery, and school uniforms, as well as a warm and friendly atmosphere.

TheRoyal Air Force Air Cadets 352 Burnley Squadron

The Air Training Corps: forging Burnley's leaders of tomorrow

Across the country, from Orkney off the northeastern coast of Scotland to Jersey in the Channel Islands, Omagh in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland to Great Yarmouth overlooking the North Sea, there are thousands of unique groups boasting a combined 56,000 members all of whom embody a shared ideology of community, adventure, and leadership.

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