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Changemakers Participants Rewarded With Deepdale Visit

21 February 2022

Changemakers participants Finn and Sophie recently met Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Steve Barclay.

Participants from the National Citizen Service [NCS] ‘Changemakers’ programme are being welcomed to Deepdale for our home game against Nottingham Forest.

Changemakers is a scheme allowing young people to make a difference in their community after completing the NCS programme.

Participants from our Changemakers programme have committed their time to numerous worthy causes in Preston and the surrounding areas and meet on around a monthly basis.

In recent times, they have planned and delivered a healthy lifestyle workshop and physical activity session for participants accessing the Trust’s FIT FANS programme, which encourages adults with a BMI between 28 and 40 to make better lifestyle choices.

Three of our changemakers – Finn, Sophie and Sadiyah – also met Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Steve Barclay recently as he visited Deepdale and learned about their progress and actions from both the NCS and Changemakers programmes.

16 of our Changemakers are being invited to the Nottingham Forest game as a reward for their progress on our provision.

NCS Coordinator for the Trust, Bradley North, said: “We’re really pleased to be inviting our Changemakers participants to Deepdale for the Nottingham Forest game.

“It’s deserved recognition for the hard work they have put in both on the Changemakers programme and NCS programme to make a difference in our community.

“The healthy lifestyle session they delivered to our FIT FANS project late last year was fantastic and they have lots of exciting new plans in store for how they can continue to impact our community.

“Some of our Changemakers participants have pledged their support for our Ramadan project this year and they have many more innovative ideas to make a difference in and around Preston.”

Anyone looking for support with a community project locally can request the help of our Changemakers by emailing

Young people aged 15 to 17 can sign-up for NCS by visiting with recruitment now ongoing for our summer programme, which will include a residential in Chester as part of two fortnight-long programmes.

Our summer programmes will run from 18th July for the first wave and 8th August for the second wave.

For more information about NCS and Changemakers, email

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