Deepdale and Preston North End Community and Education Trust (PNECET) will each have their own squares on the brand new official MONOPOLY game for Preston, which is due for release later this year!
PNECET is one of eight Preston charities to be voted onto the board, which will be out later this year. They are the second charity to be announced, with the first, Preston Street Pastors, who are featuring on a Community Chest card, having been unveiled last week.
The other six charities, which will also be immortalised on the brand new MONOPOLY: Preston Edition game, will be named at a later date.
PNECET will now feature on a Community Chest square all on its very own on the board, which is scheduled to hit the shops in late October.
"Very many congratulations to both the Trust and Deepdale," said George Shrimpton, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK, makers of the new game under license from MONOPOLY owners Hasbro.
“The eight Preston charity MONOPOLY opportunities were our way of thanking the public for getting behind the game so enthusiastically.”
Earlier this year Winning Moves UK announced that the city is getting its own unique MONOPOLY board for this year, after seeing off a host of other places across the north-west in a city-wide ‘beauty contest’.
Mr MONOPOLY came to the city to announce the news – along with Mr Shrimpton - and since then the makers have been busily putting the edition together.
Mr Shrimpton added: “The official MONOPOLY: Preston Edition game is due to hit shops around the last week of this October. As well as a charity vote there was also a general vote staged. Both were extremely well supported.
“Preston North End Community and Education Trust polled extremely well - as did The Harris Museum, Avenham Park and Deepdale. Around 35 Preston landmarks and organisations will feature in the game.
“We have been spoilt for choice putting this board together and are delighted that the great and good of Preston will get to ‘Pass GO’.
“We would like to formally thank each and every person who sent in nominations.”
Preston North End Community and Education Trust utilises the power of Preston North End and football generally, positioning at the heart of the Preston community.
PNECET's provision is centred around community engagement, education and health and wellbeing.
Head of Preston North End Community and Education Trust Tom Drake said: “Our services connect people from all walks of life, supporting all to achieve their goals and make positive changes to create a safer, stronger and more resilient community.
“We are absolutely delighted to be featuring in the board. A very big thank you to everyone who voted for us.”
The game will be available at all major retailers, as well as very widely online including Amazon.