It’s guaranteed that they’ll be at least one debut at Deepdale on Saturday with ‘HARRI’ joining us for its first outing.
‘HARRI’, (health, advice, recovery, resilience, information) is a recovery vehicle which will be inviting fans to talk about their mental and physical health, and will be present from 1pm near the Sir Tom Finney Splash before this weekend's game against Nottingham Forest.
Working in partnership with Lancashire Care Foundation Trust (LCFT), the vehicle will have former PNE player Mark Patterson on board to officially mark HARRI’s first outing - so if you're joining us for the game, why not arrive slightly earlier and talk about your mental and physical health?
Mark will be joined by the likes of Prostate Cancer, State of Mind, Lancashire Mind and more who will all be on hand to provide fans with the opportunity to receive health advice, guidance and discover new ways to improve their health and wellbeing.
The PNE Community and Education Trust has a real focus on supporting people to live well, stay well and be well after a period of ill health and the players will be reinforcing this message by wearing warm up t-shirts in the lead up to the game.
Working with a range of community partners, it is offering a range of free courses in Central Lancashire to enable anybody over 18 to learn new skills and take part in activities that are beneficial to their health. You can find details of the courses at www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/lancashire-recovery-college
The PNE Community and Education Trust have been working with LCFT for a number of months on the launch of HARRI and how to provide a legacy beyond the launch and we are pleased that HARRI will be stacked full of information on activities and services delivered by PNECET that our fans can benefit from, to help improve their health and wellbeing away from the first team action.
Assistant Head of the Trust, Tom Drake said: “A fundamental objective at PNE Community and Education Trust is improving the health and wellbeing of those in our community, and we envisage ‘HARRI’ will be a fantastic way to not only engage with our supporters, but also offer clear and precise knowledge regarding their health.
“We encourage as many supporters as possible join us on board ‘HARRI’ today, especially if they have any questions or concerns regarding their physical and mental health.”
Visit HARRI, which will be parked up by near the Sir Tom Finney Splash before the Notts Forest game where you can also be in with the chance of winning a signed home shirt.