ON Sunday, 11 December 2016, Preston Marina
will come to life with loungewear of all colours, patterns and creatures as
Pennine Events Ltd and local radio charity Cash for Kids bring you Onesie Run UK; a unique opportunity to wear your Onesie somewhere other than at home.
The local event management company, Pennine Events Ltd is delighted to be
supporting Cash for Kids and raising awareness of this great cause that provides
children across our district with much appreciated gifts and support every year.
Last Christmas the team also supported the charity with their present drop off
station at their Bamber Bridge based offices.
Starting and finishing at Baffito's waterfront restaurant, the route will follow
the marina's edge, offering three routes to run, jog or walk:- 2.5km, 5km or 7km.
A lively event village and a fantastic warm up and entertainment will get those onesies moving before participants set off around the Marina. There will be a
selfie station ½ way around the route, competition prizes and all
participants will receive a medal, it is expected to be a fabulous, festive and
fun day for the whole family.
Cash for Kids will be on site at the event to welcome and cheer participants
along as well as to collect gift donations for the campaign. Their mission is to
respond to the needs of children in Lancashire, and they aspire to enable all
children to live life to the full and achieve their individual potential. The
campaign includes delivering initiatives for sick and underprivileged children
raising money for local children and young people who are suffering from abuse
or neglect and those who are disabled and have special needs or who simply need
extra care or guidance. All the money raised on behalf of Rock FMs Cash for Kids
stays in the area it was raised in, providing a helping hand when and where it
is needed most.
With local businesses already getting involved, including Baffito's Restaurant
and Energi Trampoline Park, the event is a great opportunity to bring the
community together at Christmas.
Timely completion of
A derelict former watchmaking workshop
in the Ropewalks area has been fully refurbished, marking the completion of a
successful regeneration programme.
The Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), the Heritage Lottery Fund's programme
for the repair and regeneration of the historic environment in Towns and Cities,
has seen 16 restoration projects in Ropewalks completed in the last 10 years.
Grants for projects from THI have totalled £4m and this has levered in £15m of
private sector investment.
The final project to be completed was the refurbishment of the Watchmakers
building at the junction of Seel Street and Slater Street by Seel Street
It has been transformed from a derelict eyesore into an attractive complex of
student apartments and offices.
Originally built as houses, the Watchmakers became a watchmaking workshop in the
mid nineteenth century. It later became a cash register factory before lying
empty and derelict for many years.
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration, said:- "The
transformation of the Watchmakers building is a great example of how the
Ropewalks area has been regenerated while retaining its heritage.
THI has played a vital role in reviving the fortunes of this historic area
through the renovation and reuse of empty buildings. It now has hotels, offices,
bars and apartments and while the initial projects were supported by public
funding developers are now investing in the area without requiring grant
assistance, demonstrating its remarkable turnaround."
Among other projects supported by THI were the Nadler Hotel, Heebee Jeebees, and
the former Whitehouse Pub.