Preston North End club captain Alan Browne has extended his support for TippyToes Baby Bank in its hour of need.Advertisement
TippyToes Baby Bank is a Penwortham-based charity that provides disadvantaged children with recycled essentials, including food and clothing.
After meeting the founders of TippyToes – Barry and Sue Wade – for the first time last year, Browne donated items of children’s clothing to the charity.
More recently, after learning of the charity’s urgent need, the club captain organised and paid for storage space.
The charity had to vacate one of its existing storage spaces last month, which left it with overflowing stock in another storage facility. The stock would have to have been disposed of had it not been for Browne’s help.
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Speaking about his involvement, Browne said: “Myself and Sean Maguire did an appearance last year where we met the couple in charge at Deepdale and gave them some tickets for the work they’ve been doing.
“It was something that really interested me because it was something I’d thought of in the past in terms of whether there are charities for babies and children. You start to think how people cope.
“When we met the charity, it was something that I took an interest in straightaway. I probably should have got involved a lot sooner as it was something I wanted to do, I wanted to meet them again and I told them that.
“I saw the tweet that they were looking for storage so I gave them a message and thankfully they got back to me and we managed to sort something out.”
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Sue said: “We are blown away by Alan’s care and generosity for our charity.
“This is amazing, and it means we are able to keep the items and continue to collect and sort equipment for families in need.
“To have the captain of PNE helping his local community is just awesome. With both of us being avid fans, it proves to us that the players really do care about their community and want to support where they can.”
To find out more about the charity or donate, visit the TippyToes Facebook page.
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