As part of the club's Gentry Day celebrations at the weekend, a range of current and former North End stars reached out to a selection of senior season ticket holders who are currently isolating due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
PNE supporters were asked to nominate season ticket holders aged 70 and over to receive a surprise call from a North End favourite and there was a superb response, with every supporter nominated before the deadline receiving a personal call.
🤍 A huge thank you to all the former players, current players and manager Alex Neil, who between them have made calls to over 60 senior season ticket holders today who are currently self isolating. 👏#pnefc #GentryDay2020 pic.twitter.com/WIXZ5rb6h4— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) April 18, 2020
Manager Alex Neil was on hand to make some calls, alongside first team players Alan Browne, David Nugent, Declan Rudd, Josh Harrop, Paul Gallagher, Paul Huntington and Tom Clarke.
There were also a range of former favourites and legends involved, with the likes of Graham Alexander, Gareth Ainsworth, Paul McKenna and Ian Bryson taking part.
Chris Lucketti, Brian O'Neil and Jon Macken were also amongst those who made calls, along with Andy Fensome, David Eyres, Graeme Atkinson, Kevin Kilbane, Lee Ashcroft, Matt Hill, Neil Mellor and Sean St Ledger.
There were plenty of surprised supporters on the other end of the phone but once the initial shock had passed, there were plenty of memories shared, chats about the current season and general conversation about how they are getting on during these challenging times.
One lucky supporter even got a special rendition of Elvis Pressley's Can't Help Falling In Love as Paul Gallagher played his guitar and sang along live on the phone.
🎩 Thank you for joining us for #GentryDay2020, we hope you've enjoyed it!— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) April 18, 2020
We will leave you with this from @Gally_7 from one of his calls earlier today...🤍#pnefc #ProudPreston pic.twitter.com/ocS2iw7sLg
A huge thank you to all those who made the calls, to those who nominated their loved one and most importantly to those supporters who received the calls for their loyal and unwavering support for so many years following the Lilywhites.
If you know anyone who is vulnerable and currently struggling in isolation, please bear in mind our Helping Hampers campaign which is delivering special hampers to those in need in the local community. Details of the campaign can be found by clicking here.
We would like to remind all of our supporters that we know this can be a difficult time for everyone and there is support available through the EFL charity partner Mind. For more details on the support available, please click here.