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Tackling Loneliness Together

Preston North End Community and Education Trust have been awarded £32,000 from the EFL Trust as part of a wider government grant awarded to 32 EFL clubs to support isolated elderly people during the Coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the initiative, PNECET is delivering a number of programmes to support existing participants of programmes, including Sporting Memories, PNE Forces, walking football and more.

The programme includes a number of different initiatives to provide support in a variety of ways. Our online timetable of daily meetings via Zoom will continue, while we are introducing a Pen Pal scheme to unite members of the community both young and old, as well as a friendly phone call referral scheme for those who wish to receive a check-in call.

We will also be hosting socially distanced walks once a week for groups to meet and socialise in a manner fully compliant with all government guidelines in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition, we are making individual face-to-face visits with our 'Garden Gate' project; also, of course, abiding by all government guidelines.

If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to be the beneficiary of one of these initiatives - whether it is to receive a letter of support under the Pen Pal scheme, a phone call or to invite them onto our socially distanced walks - simply fill in the form below and we will be in touch.

For more information, please email



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