Throughout the 2021/22 season, Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] has been working alongside PNE Football Officer, PC Paul Elliott, to distribute match tickets for Preston North End home games to deserving members of the local community.
Utilising funds from the Proceeds of Crime Act, Lancashire Police purchased four Preston North End season cards at the start of the campaign, with the tickets used to recognise and reward local supporters for acts of kindness and bravery, good-will gesture and more.
Together, PNECET and PC Paul Elliott are distributing the tickets to different people for every home game, with up to two adult and two junior tickets given away for each fixture.
Most recently, young supporter Harlow-Mai was recognised for the support and care she showed for her dad, Will, when he became unconscious at home.
Will collapsed at home and spent 30 minutes unconscious, during which time Harlow-Mai raised the need for help with her mum and neighbours. This led to Will getting the help he urgently needed, as he was later discovered to have had Sepsis.
Will said: “I believe Harlow-Mai deserves this as on Friday 17th December 2021 Harlow acted bravely and did not think of anyone else apart from myself.
“I collapsed at home and was unconscious for around 30 minutes, she acted swiftly and contacted her mother who then raised help. My poor nine-year-old’s words were that she thought her dad was dead.
“She got help from a neighbour who acted and got the ambulance involved. The hospital told me that if Harlow did not act when she did, it could have been fatal.”
Harlow was rewarded for her bravery and care for her dad by being invited to the rearranged Sheffield United game earlier this month. She was able to attend and enjoy the game with her family, including her dad Will.
Nominations for other deserving members of the community to receive complimentary match tickets through Lancashire Police’s season card initiative are welcomed and can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.