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Sporting Memories Relocated To Deepdale

2 January 2020

Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s weekly Sporting Memories session has had its venue permanently switched and will now take place at Deepdale, the home of Preston North End, going forwards.

Sporting Memories is a programme which supports older people living with dementia, depression or loneliness through the power of sport, using sporting reminiscence and physical activities.

The Trust’s session was first set up in October 2019 at Finney House, but will now be situated at Deepdale instead, when the programme returns from its Christmas break, with sessions starting up again on Tuesday 7th January.

Changing the venue will allow more space for participants and with it being at Deepdale, the new location is a perfect one for talking about sport.

Alistair White, an Inclusion Coach for the Trust who heads up the Sporting Memories programme, said: “Sporting Memories is all about helping people reminisce about previous memories, experiences or moments in their lives through the power of sport.

“Bringing the session to Deepdale will provide the perfect sporting environment and backdrop for participants to rediscover their own sporting memories, benefitting not only themselves, but those around them, too.”

Sporting Memories takes place from 11am until 12.30pm every Tuesday and is open to all over the age of 50, with family members, friends, carers and support workers also welcome to join.

It is free to take part and refreshments are provided. Both new and returning participants are encouraged to join for the first session at the new venue this coming Tuesday.

Those wanting to join can meet at the community offices at 10.45am. Past activities having included a ground tour, sporting quizzes and even a session of indoor curling for the recent Christmas party.

For more information about the Sporting Memories programme, please contact Alistair White by emailing Alistair.white@pne.com or by calling 01772 693309.


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