Why "Preston Cares"? 
"Blossom Festival" flickr photo by drinksmachine https://flickr.com/photos/drinksmachine/440991284 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

During 2016 I became really disheartened by the many negative comments I was seeing on below the line comments on the LEP, Blog Preston and various Facebook groups I followed.  I taught in a local school for 32 years  and recall hundreds of delightful pupils who were thoughtful, caring and compassionate so felt sure the negativity I was reading was not representative of Prestonians. 

And so I set out to find evidence that "Preston Cares" about the welfare of others and the place they call home.  

No list of such links existed and so I decided to create a simple directory that could be shared via social media, and to ask Prestonians for their help in making it  as comprehensive as possible.

By undertaking this task, my faith in humanity has been restored.  There is, indeed, an ocean of goodwill in Preston - with projects and initiatives being built, supported  and sustained through the determination and dedication of volunteers - and the evidence is here in this directory.

Please keep your eyes peeled for links you can add to the directory via the "submit a link" tab above. 

You can also contact me via prestoncares2017@gmail.com should you wish to suggest a link or correct current information. 

Thank  you.