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Walk And Talk For Lilywhites Session Stirs Memories For Larry

2 February 2022

Walk And Talk For Lilywhites participant Larry Morgan has said the session is enjoyable for him as it helps him to reminisce about happy memories of the local area with like-minded people.

Walk And Talk For Lilywhites is a weekly walking group, held every Thursday by Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET], with participants meeting at the Sir Tom Finney Splash statue from 10.15am before walking around Moor Park from 10.30am.

The session is designed to provide participants with mental health benefits through the power of face-to-face conversation with fellow Preston North End fans.

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Larry Morgan has been attending the programme since last year, with the group having begun last July, and is feeling the benefits of attending on a weekly basis.

He said: “To do this every Thursday is really good because it brings back loads of memories. It’s the people you come up to and they’ve got similar memories. They can remember things from so far back as well.

“It’s good because having lived in this area during World War Two, I know it pretty well. The grounds are beautiful now from what it used to be like during the war. Walking around is bringing back those memories.”

Larry has delighted fellow participants and staff alike with his plentiful stories of the history of Preston and his memories of watching Preston North End in the 20th century.

He continued: “It’s grand to know the interests they’ve [other participants] got here and most of them come to the football match.

He has also become more aware of the work of the club’s official charity, adding: “I’m quite surprised at what goes on and what you [PNECET] do for the place. It’s a cracking place, no doubt about it, and the fact there are all sorts of things going on, it’s great.”

All adults are welcome to attend Walk And Talk For Lilywhites, just complete our online PAR-Q health questionnaire before attending your first session.

For more information about the session, please email hannah.white@pne.com.


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