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Trust Releases 2020 Impact Report

20 May 2021

Preston North End Community and Education Trust has released its annual Impact Report for the calendar year of 2020, demonstrating its work in the local community throughout an unprecedented 12-month period.

The 54-page report showcases how the Trust operated before, in response to and during the Covid-19 pandemic, and its continued efforts to create a safer, stronger and more resilient community.

Read our 2020 Impact Report

The document also includes a wide range of case studies, highlights and notable work of the club’s official charity from the 12 months leading from January 2020 until December 2020.

Chief Executive Officer of the Trust Tom Drake said: “In what has been one of the most challenging and unprecedented 12 months, I am pleased to present Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s 2020 Impact Report.

“This 54-page report documents the vital work of the club’s official charity during the year of 2020, and its response to support the City of Preston throughout the global Covid-19 pandemic.

 “In 2020, the Trust undertook a strategic development, realigning its services to meet the needs of the local community, with its working centring around key strands; Community Engagement, Education, and Health and Wellbeing.

“These services connect people from all walks of life, support all to achieve their goals and make positive changes to create a safer, stronger and more resilient community. Featured are a number of case studies from a wide range of Trust programmes, centred on the new strategic themes. 

“Throughout this report, we hope to showcase to you our work across the Preston community. Despite the challenges faced, we had another year of progression and growth.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Preston North End and all of our staff, participants and external partners for their continued support in bringing the Trust to the position it is now, and I hope that all of our stakeholders will enjoy reading our Impact Report for 2020.”

The Trust engaged with 13,000 people during 2020, through a wide range of programmes, some of which were new for last year, including the post-16 education partnership with Preston’s College, and a range of food provision services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic such as the PNECET Helping Hampers campaign, the PNECET Community Support Hub and various Holiday Hunger initiatives.

The report also shows how the Trust adapted its existing provision and moved several programmes online in response to the pandemic, with initiatives such as Sporting Memories, the Premier League Primary Stars programme and the National Citizen Service programme enjoying success in a virtual or hybrid delivery model.

Click here to read the 2020 Impact Report in full.

For more information about the work of Preston North End Community and Education Trust and to get involved in its initiatives, please email or call 01772 693309.

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