Family and community left devastated by sudden death of much loved Sunderland personal trainer Peter Preece

A Sunderland family and community has been left devastated by the sudden death of a personal trainer who was described as ‘someone who brought the best out of others.”

Wednesday, 12th January 2022, 12:22 pm

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Peter Preece, from Sunderland, sadly passed away last week aged just 36 years old, leaving his family and the community he served as a personal trainer, devastated.

After being found unconscious in his bedroom by his dad, also named Peter, paramedics were called but were sadly unable to save the much-loved personal trainer. The cause of death is currently unknown.

Running his own business, Preece Nutrition, Peter impacted the lives of many around the North East and beyond, doing what he loved to do, helping others.

Peter Preece died suddenly in his home last week

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Since his death on Thursday January 6, the Preece family have seen an outpouring of support from the community which Peter was so involved with.

Peter's uncle, Stephen Preece, 54, said: “As the days go by we see more and more outpouring of support from people he impacted. He liked to help vulnerable people and made them feel better about being themselves. Since he’s passed so many people have come forward and told stories of how much Peter meant to them and the kind of man he was. He was 6ft5 but to me he’ll always be little Peter.”

Peter was a lifelong Sunderland AFC fan and season ticket holder, loving everything about the club and football in general, as well as loving cricket and his much loved pet dogs.

Peter Preece died suddenly in his home last week

Peter’s family including his Uncle Stephen, Dad Peter, Mam Zena and girlfriend Victoria and hoping to keep the Peter’s Preece Nutrition business going and continue his hard work.

Following his death, Peter’s girlfriend Victoria Smith has started a memorial page, which has seen over £6000 donated by the community in just two days.

Stephen added: “The reaction to the go fund me page has been absolutely amazing. It just goes to show the impact he had on people. He just has this thing where he seemed to bring out the best in others.”

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