The Golden Ticket campaign being led by Preston North End and Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] received further backing from Daniel Johnson and Sepp van den Berg as they visited Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School.
PNECET is distributing 15,000 Golden Tickets to children in every primary school in Preston, which will entitle each child to a free ticket to the two home games in January alongside up to two reduced-price paying adults.
Johnson and Van den Berg handed out the Golden Ticket vouchers on Tuesday to pupils at Brindle Gregson Lane, a partner school of PNECET on the Premier League Primary Stars programme, which utilises the power and appeal of PNE to inspire children with cross-curricular learning in their PE lessons.
Their visit followed Alan Browne and Sean Maguire heading to Sherwood Primary School to launch the campaign, where they distributed the first batches of Golden Tickets to pupils.
Further visits have continued apace this week with the Trust’s staff visiting primary schools across Preston to hand out vouchers for every primary school pupil in Preston.
Speaking after the visit at Brindle Gregson Lane, DJ said: “It’s a brilliant thing that we’re doing.
“I hope that the kids will be able to come to the games and support us, because as a young kid that has a dream of being a footballer, there’s nothing better.
“I honestly enjoy doing things like this, because when I was growing up, there weren’t many opportunities like this. You have to be a role model to these kids.
“At the end of the day, these kids probably enjoy coming to the games and watching, and you never know, you might be one of their favourite players. I think it’s brilliant.”