Two disabled fans and their carers have been chosen by the club to receive free season tickets for the 2017/18 season.
The two pairs of tickets were very generously donated by PNE fan Tony Stamp in memory of his late brother David. More on the donations of tickets can be found here.
The winners of the two season tickets are Leo Seed and Mohammed Manazir, who will be able to bring along a carer to every game this season.
Leo is 16 years-old and has Williams Syndrome, within the past 12 months has had seven life-saving surgeries, he’s a massive PNE fan and has even been a mascot on three occasions. 18 months ago Leo’s family were told he may not reach 16; now they’re planning for his 17th birthday and a season at Deepdale!
Speaking to PNE.Com Leo’s mum Vicky, who nominated him for the season ticket, said: “Thank you so much, this is amazing news. Just wait until he finds out, he will be delighted!”
Mohammed Manazir was nominated by his nephew, Zahoor Ahmed. Mohammed has had a triple bypass in the last few years which nearly cost him his life; he’s also recently lost his brother and as a lifelong PNE fan the club felt that he was a deserving candidate for the season ticket.
His nephew Zahoor spoke to PNE.Com: “I strongly feel that he deserves some happiness in his life, he has been a lifelong supporter of PNE. We are both very happy to have been successful, we just don’t have any words to describe how happy we both are.”
The club look forward to welcoming both Leo and Mohammed for the upcoming season and would like to once again thank Mr Stamp for his extremely generous gesture.