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SPACE – AID raises over £5,000

On January 3rd 2013, at Preston Grasshoppers, some of Lancashire’s top musicians came together for SPACE-AID, 2 concerts in 1 day, with The Houghton Weavers headlining the afternoon concert and Stephen Bayliss and The Rockits headlining the evening show.

Healthy ticket sales plus generous raffle prizes and superb bids on some interesting auction lots added up to over £5,000 with money still coming in.

S.O.S. want to say a huge thank you to everyone who made it such a wonderful event – not just the acts – but our team of ticket sellers, poster putter-uppers, PA setter-uppers and bucket shakers….THANK YOU ALL!!

But please remember – there is still much more to be done to help SPACE, so please support upcoming events and fund-raising initiatives.

 

Preston’s First Santa Cycle to Help Save Space

Preston’s first Santa Cycle in aid of the Space Centre takes place this Sunday 16th December on the Guild Wheel.

Leisure riders are invited to cycle as much or as little of the Guild Wheel as they choose dressed as Santa adorned with Christmas decorations. Participants are invited to seek sponsorship or make discretionary donations to help save the Space Centre.

Cycling enthusiasts seeking a challenge are also welcome to ride in groups of 20 or less starting from the Preston Marina from 10 am to complete one circuit or more of the Guild Wheel.

More information is available on the website www.saveourspacecentre.org.uk.

For Save Our Space Centre Ross McWilliam said,

“The aim is to enjoy a beautiful 21 mile ride around the perimeter of Preston and raise much needed funds for The Space Centre. We hope that the challenge element will appeal to clubs and cycling enthusiasts. Whilst the leisure event is for recreational cyclists to do as much or as little as they choose.

“We’re hoping for good weather. But in case it’s any colder, wetter, or windier than we might ideally like we are encouraging people to stay warm, dry and safe above all else. We have offered some guidelines on the Save Our Space Centre website to help participants cycle safely.”

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston has been providing vital services for severely disabled people across Lancashire for almost 20 years. But now, its future hangs in the balance after it thought it had secured £800,000 in grants, only to find out they never existed.

To help raise money, cyclists can download a sponsorship form from the saveourspacecentre.org.uk website or make a discretionary donation when passing the Preston Marina on their ride.

Riders can also encourage friends and colleagues to visit the new Just Giving website at http://www.justgiving.com/teams/SaveOurSpace and donate including the word ‘santa cycle’.

Ho! Ho! Who??

Guess which Preston North End player is hiding under Santa’s beard….(no prizes though…its just for fun!)

Ross McWilliam from the S.O.S. committee went to PNE this week to inject a little bit of  S.P.A.C.E. awareness into the lads…and let them know about some of the upcoming events such as the Santa Cycle on the Guild Wheel (Dec 16th), and Onesie Day (Dec 18th).

 

 

 

 

If you could do anything to help raise money for the campaign to save the Space Centre, what would you do?

Thinking caps on!

If you could do anything to help raise money for the campaign to save the Space Centre what would you do?

Complete a sponsored challenge? Use a skill? Claim a World Record?

It doesn’t need to be something you’re ‘necessarily’ going to do! Just something you think would be a great idea. And inspire others to get involved.

We’ll feature the best ideas in an inspirational ebook to help get our campaign motoring.

Email your ideas – a sentence is all it needs – to help@savethespacecentre.org.uk

Or tweet them using the #sospace hashtag. We’ll keep our eyes peeled!

And thank you for your support.

Local Business Task Force Formed to Save Preston’s Space Centre From Closure

Five local businesses have joined forces to draw up a battle plan to save a Lancashire centre for disabled people from closure.

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston has been providing vital services for severely disabled people across Lancashire for almost 20 years. But now, its future hangs in the balance after it thought it had secured £800,000 in grants, only to find out they never existed.

The new privately-organised task force of Tom Fox and Amy Uphill from Bowker BMW, Suzanne Cameron from Preston Marina, Ross McWilliam from Today Can Be Better, Chris McCrudden from Tandem Law and Steve Johnston managing director of Paper Innovations has come together to pool their expertise and seek out new ways to safeguard the Space Centre’s future.

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