A fundraising dinner held in tribute to Preston North End legend, Sir Tom Finney, has raised over £13k.Advertisement
Registered charity, The Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre (TSTFPSC), organised the dinner which took place on Thursday 26 April.
The charity aims to provide high quality, FA Charter Standard football coaching for able bodied and disabled children and adults.
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Sir Tom Finney became Patron of the charity in 2004 and his legacy lives on through the continued work of the charity and the current Patron Graham Alexander.
Taking place at Preston Guild Hall, in association with headline sponsor Ashbridge Nursery at Maxi Farm, over 250 attended the dinner.
Local businesses, supporters, including Gordon Taylor, the CEO of the PFA, as well as six representatives of the Preston North End FC 1999/2000 Championship team attended, aiming of raise money to help the charity continue its fantastic work.
Over £13,000 was raised at the dinner.
Two major highlights of the evening included Barclays Bank donating £5,000 and Bowker BMW confirming their sponsorship of all 25 Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre competing teams for the next two years.
Peter Mason, Chair of TSTFPSC commented:
“I would like to thank the former PNE players, the volunteers from UCLAN who attended and to our sponsors who helped make the event possible: Ashbridge Nursery at Maxy Farm, Barclays Bank, Bowker BMW, Millers Taxi’s, BBC Radio Lancashire, Sturridge Sports, and so many more.
“Without your support, enthusiasm and belief, this fantastic charity couldn’t exist.”
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