6 ways you can help those in need in and around Preston this Christmas

6 ways you can help those in need in and around Preston this Christmas

For many people Christmas is an opportunity to spend time with family, see friends and relax.

But for others the festive period can be a difficult time. Here are just a few ways you can make a difference:

As well as food, some food banks will also welcome toys, gifts and clothes. You can make donations to: The Salvation Army inHarrington St in Noor Hall, The Foxton Centre inKnowsley St andWhitbys Local Pantry at Intact.

1. Donate to a food bank

As well as food, some food banks will also welcome toys, gifts and clothes. You can make donations to: The Salvation Army inHarrington St in Noor Hall, The Foxton Centre inKnowsley St andWhitbys Local Pantry at Intact.
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According toAge UK, more than 2 millionpeopleinEnglandover theageof 75live alone. Giving a little of your time during the festivities to visit an elderly neighbour can make a huge difference, or you can join volunteer with Age UK.

2. Befriend an elderly person

According toAge UK, more than 2 millionpeopleinEnglandover theageof 75live alone. Giving a little of your time during the festivities to visit an elderly neighbour can make a huge difference, or you can join volunteer with Age UK.
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If you have some spare time, becoming an animal care volunteers with the RSPCA means you can lend a helping hand. Visit the RSPCA websiteor your local centre for more information.

3. Walk a dog

If you have some spare time, becoming an animal care volunteers with the RSPCA means you can lend a helping hand. Visit the RSPCA websiteor your local centre for more information.
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With 1 in 3 children living in property, you can help by donating gifts to the Rock FM Cash for Kids campaign. A list of gift drop off points here: http://bit.ly/2RWvVEg

4. Help a disadvantaged child

With 1 in 3 children living in property, you can help by donating gifts to the Rock FM Cash for Kids campaign. A list of gift drop off points here: http://bit.ly/2RWvVEg
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