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Sporting Memories

The PNE Sporting Memories programme is an initiative run by Preston North End Community and Education Trust alongside the Sporting Memories Foundation, which is open to people over 50 who are living with dementia, depression or suffer from loneliness.

The programme aims to help people reminisce about previous memories, experiences or moments in their lives through the power of sport. Sports memorabilia, past sporting events, physical activities, quizzes and guest speakers are used to create discussions around sporting events and memories.  

"My mum and dad thoroughly enjoyed Sporting Memories. It is a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere. My dad doesn’t live at home and has advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia, but he was happy and relaxed at Sporting Memories, bringing great joy to all the family."

Sporting Memories Participant

Sessions are held every Tuesday morning, from 11am until 12:30pm at Preston North End's Deepdale stadium. Those wishing to take part can meet at the community offices at 10.45am. All sessions are free to attend and refreshments are provided, with family members, friends, carers or support workers of those attending also very much welcome.

Learn more about the Sporting Memories sessions by contacting Community Inclusion Coach Alistair White, either on 01772 693309 or by emailing alistair.white@pne.com. Please also contact Alistair for more information about joining our online Sporting Memories meetings, or alternatively click the link at the bottom of this page.

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Our Thank You To Them: Malcolm Rae

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A volunteer for Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s Sporting Memories programme, Malcolm Rae is one of 12 people who stars in the club’s season card promotional video for the 2021/22...

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Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s lead Sporting Memories volunteer Martin Atherton has highlighted how the three core issues which the programme aims to tackle – dementia, depression...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Sporting Memories Participants Complete A Mile For Mind

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Members of the Preston North End Community and Education Trust Sporting Memories programme have met at Deepdale to complete a Mile for Mind and raise awareness of mental health as part of Mental...

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