Preston North End Community and Education Trust has received a £1,000 donation from the Football Association, which it will utilise to support the running of its Sporting Memories programme.
The Football Association has evenly distributed funds of £124,000 from last summer’s Community Shield match attendance to the associated charitable organisations of all 124 clubs who participated in last season’s FA Cup from the First Round proper and onwards.
PNECET will utilise the donation to assist the running of its Sporting Memories programme, which supports those living with dementia, depression and loneliness and their carers.
An official cheque presentation took place on the pitch at Deepdale during half-time of the Blackburn Rovers fixture, with participants and volunteers of the Sporting Memories programme and members of PNECET’s Health and Wellbeing team all present.
Head of Health and Wellbeing Jessica Riley said: “We’re incredibly thankful to the Football Association for the donation of £1,000. These funds will be used to support the return of face-to-face delivery on our Sporting Memories programme as we continue to support those affected by dementia, depression and loneliness.
“Sporting Memories is a fantastic programme which has continued to make a great difference while operating online, thanks to the contribution of our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. We look forward to utilising this donation to make our programme as impactful as possible both for our volunteers and our participants.”
Everyone at Preston North End would like to thank the FA for the provision of the £1,000 donation which will assist greatly in the on-going provision of PNECET’s Sporting Memories programme.
Sporting Memories is a sporting reminiscence session, currently taking place via Zoom every Tuesday, from 11am until 12.30pm.
More details on the session’s return to face-to-face delivery will be confirmed in due course.
To find out more or to receive the Zoom link to join the session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.