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This is brother and sister Obie and Lexi who are regular visitors to our Plungington Road shop. They love the shop and the staff here so their mum Sam brings them in at least twice a week. Obie is a very observant little boy and recently asked what the little…
Charnley Fold’s garden has a new lodger called Bombus Hypnorum – or Tree Bumblebee. A swarm has made the bird house their home. We’ve been advised they will be good tenants for the next few months providing a very welcome pollination service for our plants before they will sadly die…
In June a group of our volunteers, staff and older people visited the Harris Museum in Preston to look at their latest exhibition of ceramics. The group aged from 68 years to 91 years young were so appreciative of the refreshments, the chance to see the ceramic exhibits, find out…
Keeping cool at Charnley! Service Users and Staff kept going in the extreme heat by enjoying a reminiscence session in the shade of trees in the grounds at Charnley Fold.
Can you help? Our shops are running really low on donations of gents clothing, gents shoes and gents sundries e.g. bags, hats, belts, gadgets etc. We are also low on good quality bric a brac, home wares and ornaments. Donations can be gift aided helping us earn an extra 25p…
Volunteer’s week 1st – 12th June 2016 The retail teams gathered together at our new Leyland shop on Thursday 2nd June to enjoy a well-deserved get together during volunteer’s weeks, The volunteers work tirelessly through a variety of roles to help our shops run effectively and smoothly from sorting, driving,…
As you may know we like to say thank you to our volunteers and this is often returned. As you can see I have a thank you card on my desk from one of our volunteers who tells me he now has so much more confidence through volunteering and that…
Roger Jones, our Services Development Manager was recently invited by Baroness Greengross of the International Longevity Centre to contribute to her Inquiry into Older People and alcohol. Roger was amongst a list of prestigious guests who contributed to the debate at the House of Lords. A hidden population of over…
Every day we thank our volunteers who without their support we couldn’t provide the services we do. Each year, all voluntary organisations set aside a week in June to formally recognise volunteering. This can include many different aspects, recruit, reward and recognize are the main themes of the week. As…
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