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Sir Tom Finney to be remembered at charity evening

Posted on - 21st February, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, University campus, What's On in Preston
Tributes left to Sir Tom Finney at the Splash statue at Deepdale in February 2014 Pic: Paul Melling
Tributes left to Sir Tom Finney at the Splash statue at Deepdale in February 2014 Pic: Paul Melling

Preston’s most famous son is to be remembered three years on from his death.

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.”

Read more: Five books of condolence presented to the Finney family

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 real Sir Tom with Norman who played him in the musical during a game at Deepdale
Sir Tom, left, at Deepdale

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 nfarnworth4@uclan.ac.uk

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