Past projects and old news. See what we’ve been up to. See what you missed.
This is where we put items from the Events and News pages when they become a little historical but when we don’t want to lose them from the website. Yet!
During the pandemic our club members have been meeting via Zoom, sharing funny videos and photos via WhatsApp, emailing and phoning each other more than usual. We just look forward to the day when we can all physically meet again.
We also have produced and circulated Newsletters to members and friends of our club once per fortnight and you can view some past newsletters here:
Newsletter 17 – dated 11th November 2020
Newsletter 16 – dated 28th October 2020
Newsletter 15 – dated 14th October 2020
Newsletter 14 – dated 23rd September 2020
Newsletter 13 – dated 9th September 2020
Newsletter 12 – dated 26th August 2020
Newsletter 11 – dated 12th August 2020
Newsletter 8 – dated 24th June 2020
Newsletter 7– dated 10th June 2020
Newsletter 6 – dated 27th May 2020
Newsletter 5 – dated 13th May 2020
Newsletter 4 – dated 29th April 2020
AGE CONCERN CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
In late March 2020 we arranged for 300 bags of sweets to be supplied to Age Concern Central Lancashire to be added to many other items forming a ‘Welfare Pack’. These were delivered to elderly people over 70 in Central Lancashire – the Preston and Leyland areas – who live on their own, or are in a care home or refuge of some sort, etc.
Jack of Age Concern receiving the bags of sweets from President’s wife Carole Lea
LEYLAND FOOD BANK
In early May 2020 we delivered a donation to Leyland Food Bank for them to buy food for those who need support during the lock down in Leyland. Many have lost their jobs or have no or little income for other reasons. Some are elderly living alone or are disabled, and volunteer drivers deliver food bags to these people.
There are bins in all local supermarkets for people to donate food and they particularly need meat and pasta. To read a message from Leyland Food bank click here. The local community donate huge amounts of food in various ways but it is not enough so the bank buys food at discount prices from Morrison’s and Tesco’s in Leyland as well as wholesalers.
Celia, who runs the Food Bank, and our Vice-President Tony packing food bags at Leyland Food Bank.
PENWORTHAM FOOD BANK
In early May 2020 we delivered a donation to Penwortham Food Bank operated from Kingsfold Community Centre, Kingsfold Drive, PR1 9EQ. This food bank, like Leyland, is run by volunteers from the Penwortham Churches – in particular the Methodist Church on Leyland Road, and needs food donations and money to buy food in the same way, especially during this pandemic.
President Richard packing food parcels at Penwortham
TIPPY TOES BABY BANK
In early May 2020 we delivered a donation to Tippy Toes Baby Bank which operates during this lockdown from the founder’s home in Penwortham. Sue Wade created the charity to help local families who are struggling to meet the costs of a new baby with equipment – prams, cots, etc – as well as nappies, follow-on milk, wipes. During this lockdown the demand has hugely increased due to mothers and/or their partners losing their income or a good proportion of it.
The charity accepts donations at several places or direct to Sue.
Many leave donations on Sue’s doorstep!