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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 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.


Graham Alexander Among Guests For Sporting Memories Group

30 November 2020

The Sporting Memories group at Preston North End Community and Education Trust has welcomed three guest speakers in as many of its online sessions to help members reminisce about sport and some of...

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Sporting Memories Group Celebrates First Anniversary

11 October 2020

Sporting Memories members at Preston North End Community and Education Trust have celebrated the first anniversary of the group’s inception with a joint meeting with members of the Lanarkshire group...

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PNECET To Take On 24km Challenge On World Alzheimer’s Day

17 September 2020

Preston North End Community and Education Trust Community Inclusion Officer Alistair White will be taking on a 24km in 24 hours challenge on World Alzheimer’s Day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Preston North End Host Sporting Memories' EURO 2020 Get Together

13 July 2020

Preston North End Community and Education Trust last week joined forces with the Sporting Memories Foundation as the Lilywhites' own club hosted the Sporting Memories EURO 2020 Get Together.

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