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PNE Community Rebrands Ahead of 30th Anniversary

2 September 2016

The community department at Preston North End is to be rebranded ahead of an exciting new era for the trust.

After much consultation amongst its trustees and stakeholders, the department will be renamed the 'Preston North End Community and Education Trust' as the community department ventures into new programmes, and continually expands its team.

The trust, formally known as the Sir Tom Finney Foundation celebrates its 30th Anniversary this week as one of just six founder members to pioneer the scheme back in 1986.

Throughout its 30 years, the trust has been dedicated to serving the Preston community and its surrounding areas, using the power of football to empower individuals and unite the communities in which they live.

The trust's delivery focuses around sports participation, education, health, and social inclusion, with projects such as its soccer schools, women and girl's football and more at the core of its objectives.

Speaking of the rebrand, Head of Community at Preston North End, Andy Haythornthwaite said: "Whilst we move forward as the community and education trust, we remain committed to taking the values that have served us so well throughout the past 30 years into a new chapter for us.

"Education is a key component of the work we do here at the Community trust; from us delivering the School Sports programme, to providing education opportunities such as level two and level three diplomas and a Foundation degree, and we wanted to correspond that into our name."

As the trust celebrates its 30 years of service to the people of Preston and its surrounding areas, read all about its proud history here.

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