The Trust’s NCS Matchday has raised £500 for Heartbeat NWCC, the charity helping people who have or are at risk of cardiovascular disease that is based at Deepdale.
NCS [National Citizen Service] is a government-backed programme for young people aged 15 to 17-years-old, providing them with the chance to develop life skills, leadership skills, confidence and much more.
The summer programme at Preston North End comprises two residential phases and allows participants to take part in adventurous outdoor activities such as rock climbing and canoeing, before going onto spend a week living in a university style environment to build their independence.
Preston North End’s home match against Swansea City on Saturday saw a number of NCS-themed activities taking place with the Trust using the game as an opportunity to raise money for Heartbeat.
Graduates of the NCS programme at Preston North End and volunteers from Heartbeat teamed up to raise awareness around the stadium with CPR demonstrations also taking place at a stall in the Sir Tom Finney Stand.
The Lilywhites were also wearing NCS tee shirts in their pre-match warm-ups, while bucket collections in the stadium concourse in the lead-up to kick-off totalled more than £500 for the charity!
Community Partnerships Manager Robertson, who oversees the NCS programme at PNECET, said: “We are so pleased that our NCS Matchday helped us raise over £500 for our chosen charity Heartbeat.
“We are always really proud of our NCS graduates and all the hard work they do to keep giving back to their community, and collecting such a huge amount while raising vital awareness around the importance of CPR at the game on Saturday just shows how powerful NCS Matchdays can be.
“We had some wonderful volunteers from Heartbeat join our graduates with the bucket collection, and it was really humbling to see so many different age groups work together to achieve the same thing.
“We are looking forward to getting even more hardworking graduates involved after our NCS Summer this year!”
To find out more about the National Citizen Service programme, contact the NCS team at PNECET by calling 01772 693309 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, click here.