The PNECET Helping Hampers campaign has now completed a fourth week in operation with 126 hampers delivered in the last week alone!
Peter Ridsdale was involved in deliveries as visits were made to the club’s older and disabled season ticket holders, among whom was 97-year-old Doris Benson – Preston North End’s oldest season ticket holder!
🧺 We were delighted to deliver a #PNECET Helping Hamper to 97-year-old North End fan Doris today! 💙— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) May 15, 2020
Doris is the club’s oldest season ticket holder! 🤍👏
A gallery from this week’s deliveries will be on https://t.co/ea2qfPYqwA tomorrow. #pnefc pic.twitter.com/9svRhKuIA5
The Trust also delivered hampers to some of the PNECET Sports College students, who have continued their studies through an online platform during the lockdown period.
In addition, hampers containing reading materials, including books donated by authors Michael Barrett and Edward Skingsley, were donated to four local care homes for the use of their residents, who are currently unable to be visited by their families.
Hampers contain a range of essential and non-essential items, such as food, drink and toiletries, but also items such as matchday programmes, puzzle books and exercise sheets.
They have been funded thanks to donations from the Preston North End first team squad, management and general public, as well as a grant from the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund and the National Emergencies Trust.
📸 It was great to see some of the #PNECET Sports College students today! 👋— Preston North End Community and Education Trust (@pnecommunity) May 13, 2020
We have been delivering Helping Hampers to some of the students, who have all continued their studies with us during the lockdown period through an online platform. 👏
🧺 #pnefc pic.twitter.com/hgR8CYF22b
The campaign began by visiting members of the Trust’s PNE Forces, Sporting Memories and walking football programmes and older and disabled season ticket holders are now having hampers delivered to them, too, which will continue into next week.
However, we have continued to take nominations from vulnerable members of the community who may be in need of a hamper, and will continue to do so.
If you know someone who would benefit from receiving one of our PNECET Helping Hampers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.