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Sir Tom’s team mates to lead celebration evening at UCLan

University teams up with PNE Former Players Association to host charity event

Fans of Preston North End legend Sir Tom Finney are being invited to a charity night hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to celebrate the life and career of the fondly remembered Preston Plumber.

Sir Tom’s team mates and close friends Eric Jones and Peter Higham will lead tributes to and share their own personal stories about Sir Tom at the event on Thursday, 23 February, at UCLan’s Mitchell and Kenyon Theatre.

Eric commented: “It was an honour and privilege to play and train alongside Sir Tom during the 1950s era. He was a very good football ambassador for both Preston and England and I am looking forward to reminiscing about him next week.”

It was an honour and privilege to play and train alongside Sir Tom during the 1950s era. He was a very good football ambassador for both Preston and England and I am looking forward to reminiscing about him next week.

The event begins at 7.00pm and tickets cost £10 with all proceeds going to several charities.  The event includes interviews with Eric and Peter, a screening of Sir Tom’s 'This is your Life' TV programme, a football quiz, hotpot supper and music from acoustic duo Ben Ainsworth and Darren Jackson.

The event has been organised by UCLan’s Creative Communities Group (CCG) in partnership with the Preston North End Former Players Association.  It will be held at the Mitchell and Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building, on the Preston Campus.  To book please contact CCG Manager Nigel Farnworth on 01772 894707 or email nfarnworth4@uclan.ac.uk For more information about the event contact Malcolm Rae on 0796 989 5710 or Malcolm.a.rae@gmail.com


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Lyndsey Boardman | 17 February 2017