Volunteers who are set to travel to Zanzibar as part of a co-ordinated, life-changing trip with Preston North End Community and Education Trust next April will be raising funds for the trip at this weekend’s home game against Watford.
A team of 20 volunteers are travelling to Zanzibar as part of a trip organised through African Adventures which look to leave a lasting, positive legacy of Preston North End on the African island.
Volunteers will be working in the areas of sports coaching, teaching, and construction and renovation to improve lives of those living just outside the island’s largest city, Stone Town.
All volunteers are self-funding their travel and accommodation as part of the ten-night trip with PNECET working to support the efforts of their fundraising efforts through several one-off events throughout the season, the first being Saturday’s matchday.
Volunteers will be based under the PNECET gazebo in the fan zone to provide interested fans with more information about the trip and how they can provide support, with bucket collections also taking place around the stadium on the day.
We are also learning all of the volunteers on an individual basis with featured interviews appearing in each edition of the matchday programme throughout the campaign.
PNECET Health and Wellbeing Officer Hannah White said: “We’re excited to welcome our volunteers to Saturday’s game to help them raise further funds for them to join us on our life-changing trip to Zanzibar next summer.
“It will be fantastic to increase awareness among our fans of our plans for next year’s trip with the information stall in the fan zone and to bring all of our volunteers together in our matchday environment, utilising the power and appeal of the club to inspire our volunteers on their fundraising journeys.”