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PNE Sporting Memories Sessions To Launch Next Week

29 September 2019

Preston North End Community and Education Trust will be launching its Sporting Memories sessions next week.

The Trust is linking up with the Sporting Memories Network to provide the sessions which are designed to support older people living with dementia, depression and loneliness.

Sessions are centred around encouraging participants to share their memories of playing or watching sport in a social and interactive environment, with sports reminscience and physical activities.

Just a short walk from Deepdale at Finney House, on Flintoff Way, the launch session will be held on Tuesday 8th October from 11am until 12.30pm and on a weekly basis on the same day and time thereafter.

The Sporting Memories Network is a national programme with sessions running all over the country, including locally at Lancashire FA Headquarters in Leyland on a Monday morning.

Staff from the Trust paid a visit to the latest session in Leyland to take some inspiration for ideas for our own session next week.

The Trust are still on the lookout for volunteers to assist with the delivery of the sessions, with North End greats Alex Bruce and Mark Lawrenson lending a hand to help out for previous sessions.

Voluntary roles would suit those with flexibility during the week and who are available on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Want to get involved? Email community@pne.com or call 01772 693309.

The Sporting Memories Network, like the Trust, is a registered charity which raises funds to recruit and train more volunteers and run more sessions across England and Wales.

To learn more about the Sporting Memories Network, click here.


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