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Gally To Play For PNE In Charity Match

23 July 2021

Preston North End fans can watch Paul Gallagher back in action one more time, with the retired midfielder set to feature for a PNE Legends XI in a charity game.

He will be part of a team to take on the Bamber Bridge Vets on Sunday 1st August (1pm kick-off), as the two sides come together to raise money in aid of former Brig player George Melling and research into motor neurone disease.

Melling, a very popular figure in non-league football, was diagnosed in January 2021 at the age of 36. He played for the likes of Lancaster City and Clitheroe in the local area, and his former team-mates and friends have rallied together to fundraise for him and also MND itself.

The team have also contributed to the creation of a kit for the Bamber Bridge side playing on the day, with the shirt consisting of strips of colour dedicated to the clubs George played for in his career.

Meanwhile, PNE will wear the current home kit featuring the club's principal partner PAR Group on the front of shirt.

Other players confirmed to be playing for the Lilywhites include Ross Wallace, Chris Lucketti and David Eyres.

Gates on the day will open from 12pm, with admissions being through donations on the gate, suggested at £5 per adult and free for children.

VIP tickets are also available for £35, with the package including:
- Access to the VIP Lounge and private bar
- Watch the game from the private balcony
- Complimentary 'free' bar*
- Half-time refreshments (hotpot, mushy peas & red cabbage)
- Nomination of man of the match
*Complimentary bar is open 30 minutes before kick-off to 30 mins after full-time. It includes beer, wine and soft drinks (spirits extra).

Book VIP tickets online: https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/bamberbridge/payments/bamber-bridge-vets-v-pne-legends-vip-package-sun-1-aug-2021-65685.html

As well as the game, there will be plenty going on around the stadium, with a raffle and auction taking place, which will include prizes such as a signed PNE shirt and ball on offer.


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