Everyone at Preston North End has been shocked and saddened by the devastating events that have unfolded in Ukraine.
At this weekend's fixture against AFC Bournemouth, Preston North End will be showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine and all those affected by the ongoing conflict.
In times of adversity, football stands together and we ask that all supporters attending Saturday's fixture show their support in any way that they can.
Ahead of kick-off the stadium will stand for a few moments in support of the people of Ukraine, with the Football Stands Together message to be displayed on the big screen and pitchside LED at Deepdale.
There will also be bucket collections around the stadium for those able to donate to the club's Ukraine crisis appeal, while supporters can also donate directly by clicking here.
All donations must be made by midnight on Wednesday 9th March, with all funds raised going to the British Red Cross' Ukraine Crisis Appeal, which is providing essential services, food and healthcare for those most in need.
The club are also working with Chorley-based charity International Aid Trust to help in their efforts to collect donations from the public for those in Ukraine. At Saturday's fixture, the club will be taking donations of the following items at the PNECET gazebo in the fan zone, with all items to be sent out via the International Aid Trust to those suffering.
The donation drop off point in the fan zone will be open from 12noon through until kick-off on Saturday afternoon.
Items that are required include the following:
- Sleeping bags
- Cooking pots
- Dried food such as pasta, rice etc (Ideally with 12 months or more best before dates on)
From Thursday evening, the stadium will be lit in blue and yellow to show further support for those affected and we hope our supporters can join us as we stand together with both the football and wider community.