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Preston North End fans urged to join 25th minute applause in memory of Sam Pegram

Posted on - 15th March, 2019 - 3:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News
Sam Pegram died while in Africa helping refugees Pic: Blog Preston/Pegram family
Sam Pegram died while in Africa helping refugees Pic: Blog Preston/Pegram family

Preston North End fans have been asked to join a round-of-applause in memory of a supporter who lost his life this week.

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Sam Pegram, 25, was an aid worker from Penwortham who was aboard the Ethopian Airlines crash.

He and all those onboard died when the plane came down just minutes into the flight.

His family and Preston North End are asking PNE fans to join in with a 25th-minute applause for Sam during the Championship game against Birmingham City on Saturday (16 March).

Sam was a fan of the Lillywhites, his hometown club.

His brother, Tom, 21, told Blog Preston: “He was a life-long North Ender and a true inspiration.”

Sam attended Penwortham Priory Academy

A statement from the school said: “Unfortunately and with great sadness, we have been informed that Sam Pegram, a former pupil of Priory, who had just turned 25, was one of the passengers on the Ethiopian airline that crashed at the weekend.

“Sam was working as an aid worker.

“Many of our current staff taught Sam and will remember him with great fondness. We send our deepest condolences to Sam’s family and friends at what will be a terribly difficult time.”

Read more: Road closures in Deepdale for Preston North End v Birmingham City

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