On Monday, 25th June we said a final goodbye to Peter Rankin, our chair and founder.┬áThe very emotional service took place at the Preston Minster, where only 16 months ago we celebrated our launch with Peter’s official recognition of Preston as a City of Sanctuary.

It was with a great sadness to say goodbye to a man with such selfless commitment for supporting and enriching Preston’s communities. He was an inspiration, a mentor and a friend to many and he will be forever missed.

We will proudly continue his legacy.

You can read more about the service here:

https://blogpreston.co.uk/2018/06/emotional-farewell-to-former-preston-council-leader-peter-rankin-at-civic-funeral/

https://lep.co.uk/news/politics/hundreds-gather-to-pay-tribute-to-peter-rankin-1-9221228

Preston COS launch, 27th February 2017 (from left Nweeda, Jen, Greg, Peter, Dunia, Roy & Magda)

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