Former boss Grayson’s boost for charity

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Former Blackpool football club manager and current Preston North End boss Simon Grayson has given a charity a much-needed boost after becoming their patron.

The ADAM Appeal, set up after the tragic death of 28-year-old Adam Swanwick from Garstang, who suffered an acute heart attack in 2012, announced the news the former Tangerines manager had taken up the role and that Adam Phillips, Liverpool FC and England youth team player, has also joined the charity as a young ambassador.

Trustee James Mullin said: “Adam was a massive Leeds United fan and he met Simon (the former Leeds boss) when he paid a visit to the club. It is a massive plus to have him on board.”

Adam was on his way to sample food for his wedding when he suffered a heart attack in September 2012.