EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan has enjoyed a day in the life of Preston North End Community and Education Trust to coincide with the start of the Warm Whites campaign.
Mark came to PNECET to delve into life at the club's official charity to observe and understand its positive impact on the Preston community.
His day commenced at the PNECET offices where he met both the CEO and Deputy CEO to learn the strategy behind the Trust’s programmes, before heading out into the community.
He delivered a talk about his career to Preston Centre of Sporting Excellence post-16 learners at Preston College, all of whom are enrolled on a Diploma in Sport programme delivered together by PNECET and Preston College.
He later observed an NCS session, again involving Preston College learners, at Deepdale, as Byron Highton of the JJ Effect delivered a knife crime workshop.
Mark supported the start of the Warm Whites campaign by packing boxes containing items such as hot water bottles, hot chocolate, gloves and blankets, plus much more, to residents in the city affected by fuel poverty.
Mark said: “It was great to spend the day with a fantastic team at PNECET, the work they are undertaking on a day-to-day basis across the local Preston community is truly inspiring and clearly having a positive and lasting difference on the lives of thousands of people.”
The Warm Whites campaign begun this week and will continue supporting Preston residents affected by fuel poverty until Thursday 23rd December.
If you know someone who would benefit from receiving support from the initiative, please click here to download our referral form, which should be returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact PNECET if you have any difficulties completing the form online.