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Sam’s Legacy tournament raises money in memory of Penwortham aid worker

Posted on - 28th July, 2023 - 3:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
The winning team AFC Frat at the Sam’s Legacy tournament

Dozens of people turned out in memory of aid worker Sam Pegram who died in a plane crash in Ethopia.

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The annual football tournament held at Sam’s old school in Penwortham is named Sam’s Legacy in his memory.

More than £1,600 was raised by the teams taking part with AFC Frat crowned the eventually winners.

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The team said: “It was an amazing feeling to win the tournament and to do so unbeaten. Hats off to the team behind Sam’s legacy for all their hard work organising it all and for such a good cause.

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“The team can’t wait for next year already and hopefully can raise even more money for the legacy.”

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

All funds raised on the day go towards helping the Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre’s refugee project where they put on football sessions for asylum seekers and refugees in the city.

Sam’s brother, Tom, who helped organise the tournament said: “Next year we aim to keep building, and keep bringing more people together and continuing Sam’s legacy through football.

“A huge thanks to all players, volunteers, spectators, local businesses and donators. We had more than 150 people come down. See you again next year.”

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