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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.


Two Years Of Sporting Memories Celebrated With Paul Huntington

4 October 2021

Preston North End Community and Education Trust have celebrated two years of delivering the Sporting Memories programme by welcoming Paul Huntington as a special guest for an online meeting.

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PNECET Presents £1,050 Cheque To The Alzheimer’s Society

29 September 2021

Preston North End Communtiy and Education Trust has presented a cheque for £1,050 to the Alzheimer’s Society after its fundraising activities on World Alzheimer’s Day last year.

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World Alzheimer’s Day: Sporting Memories Participant Recognises Programme’s Value

21 September 2021

Sporting Memories participant Colin Ward believes the programme is of great benefit to not only those with dementia, but for people who are caring for those who have the condition, too, particularly...

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Our Thank You To Them: Jo Harwood

15 June 2021

Jo Harwood is one of 12 individuals in the club’s season card promotional video with an association to Preston North End Community and Education Trust, reminiscing of her experiences supporting the...

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