News in brief - 01/10/14

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Theatre support for young carers

YOUNG carers from across Lancashire descended on a Lancaster theatre as part of a pilot project to introduce them to the arts.

The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster opened its doors to 27 young carers. They had a backstage tour and met actors and staff before watching a performance.

Sixth annual fitness event

PRESTON Council in association with Quattro will be holding its sixth annual fitness event at Fulwood Leisure Centre this Sunday.

The event allows participants to test their fitness ability while raising money for a worthy cause.

To find out more, call: 01772 716085.

Health trust in need of visitors

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust is on the lookout to recruit health visitors.

The role involves providing support and advice to new parents and helping them in their new journey of parenthood. Visit or call Isobel Walton on: 01282 648274.

Bulb planting

HELP add a splash of colour to Preston’s Moor Park by taking part in bulb planting on Saturday October 18.

Meet at the ranger pavilion from 1pm to 3pm or call 01772 906471 for details.

Cross bay walk

THE Rosemere Cancer Foundation, based at Royal Preston Hospital, will be holding a re-arranged Cross Bay Walk on October 4 at 12.30pm. Email

Charity hosts fashion event

VINE House Cancer Care will hold a Coat Walk event at Debenhams, Preston on October 22.

A fashion show, new season updates and demonstrations from Estee Lauder will be on offer as well as an underwear master class and refreshments.

Contact 01772 208332 for more information.

Apply for grants

PRESTON Council are inviting arts organisations and groups to apply for grants of up to £3,000.

Contact for information.

Guided walk

A GUIDED walk around Fishwick local nature reserve will take place on October 7.

Meet at the Fishwick Recreation Ground car park, PR2 5AN, at 10am

Back to work service boost

A NEW service aimed at helping people from Chorley back into work is already proving a success, says Chorley Council.

The Chorley Works programme targets local people aged 25 and over who are claiming Job Seekers Allowance. It was launched earlier this year by the council in partnership with Lancashire County Council.

Chorley Live is in town again

DON’T forget to buy your entry wristbands for the eagerly-awaited Chorley Live this weekend.

There will be more than 200 live performances in 25 venues across the town centre.

Wristbands are on sale at each venue, from the acts taking part, the Creative Network or the council’s offices on Union Street, Chorley.

Regimental trip

JOINING the army.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Coun Roy Lees and his wife Margaret will attend the Duke of Lancaster’s regimental annual service of remembrance and civic reception in Warrington on Sunday.