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Charity Triathalon Sprints Back

29/7/09: It’s that time of year again: the Cockerham Triathlon in aid of CancerCare, is back!

Celebrity Football Line-Up Revealed

21/7/09: Sunday's upcoming charity footy match in Morecambe, organised to raise funds for the local branch of the MS Society, looks like having a very strong line-up of celebrity faces on the pitch -- and there are the rumours of others in the expected crowd, too...

Corrie Stars Back in Morecambe for Charity Footie

26/6/09: Soap fans will get the chance to see their favourite stars at Morecambe Football Club when a team drawn from Coronation Street and other TV shows will play in a charity football match. On Sunday July 26 the Soap Stars will be playing against the Bay Radio All Stars with local companies Hargreaves Garages and VVV supporting the game.

Galbraith Trust offers money for local groups

11/6/09: Local groups in the Lancaster and Morecambe area are being invited to apply to The Galbraith Trust, which has now distributed over £250,000 to local organisations since it began. The trust, set up in 2001 from the estate of Ian Galbraith - the former city hardware store owner - offers funding for local voluntary and community groups for a variety of purposes.

University of Cumbria funds African water pump

10/6/09: University of Cumbria students have helped pay for an ingenious style of pump generating clean water for African villages. Playpumps, the brainchild of the One Foundation, are sited at schools or villages. Instead of walking long distances to find a clean water supply, children play on a special roundabout. It draws water from underground, which is then stored in a tank for the village.

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