On Monday, 25th June we said a final goodbye to Peter Rankin, our chair and founder. The 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)