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Family Stand Postbox

13 August 2013

The Family stand postbox is up and running, with letters from fans already being replied to by some PNE stars.

Supporters can write their fanmail in the Family Room or bring it along with them to matches, ready to post to their favourite player.
 
In a busy first week, the players received around 12 letters from fans at the Liverpool game and a few more following the pre-season draw with Blackburn Rovers.
 
Jeffrey Monakana is one such player to have received a letter and has already replied to the lucky fan that sent it.
 
Anyone with a ticket for the Family Stand at Deepdale can gain access to the Family Room and therefore the postbox, as well as a variety of other exciting activities, including games consoles and face painting!
 
If you’re lucky, you might even get a visit from a North End player after the game, just to make your day that much more special.
 
So, if you want to tell Bailey Wright that he had a stormer against Rotherham United or ask Kevin Davies what his favourite food is, come along to the Family Room, located in the Sir Tom Finney stand concourse, and post your letter.
 
Head of Community at Preston North End, Andy Haythornthwaite, has been delighted with the response to the Family Stand postbox so far and believes it will bring the supporters closer to their idols.
 
“The postbox idea really bridges that gap between the fans and players,” he told The One And Only.
 
“It allows the young fans to make contact with their role models rather than just seeing them on the football pitch.
 
“It allows them to ask them specific questions and actually receive a reply and that communication link between the fans and players is really important to us.”



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