Preston’s most famous son is to be remembered three years on from his death.Advertisement
Sir Tom Finney, nicknamed the Preston Plumber, and the greatest ever player for Preston North End, is to see a charity night held at the city’s university.
His former team mates and close friends Eric Jones and Peter Higham are to host the event.
They will lead tributes and share their own personal stories about Sir Tom at the event.
Eric said: “It was an honour and privilege to play and train alongside Sir Tom during the 1950’s era. He was a very good football ambassador for both Preston and England and I am looking forward to reminiscing about him next week.”
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The event includes interviews with Eric and Peter, a screening of Sir Tom’s ‘This is your life’ TV show, a football quiz, hotpot supper and music from acoustic du Ben Ainsworth and Darren Jackson.
The venue is the University of Central Lancashire’s Mitchell and Kenyon cinema in the Foster Building – just off the Adelphi roundabout.
It is being held on Thursday (23 February) from 7pm and tickets are £10 with donations going to several charities.
The event is organised by the Preston North End Former Players Association and the UCLan Creative Communities Group.
To book you can contact Nigel Farnworth on 01772894707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org