Participants from the Community and Education Trust’s Sporting Memories and walking football programmes have combined to raise £277 for Dementia UK’s Time For A Cuppa initiative.
Time For A Cuppa brought people together over a coffee and cake to raise money for Admiral Nurses, who provide specialist support for families with loved ones suffering from dementia.
Time For A Cuppa fundraisers were held as part of last week’s Sporting Memories and the Friday morning walking football slot, both of which incorporate social time as part of the respective sessions.
Participants from both groups baked some fantastic treats while donating even more enticing prizes to assist with maximising the fundraising total for the appeal.
Sporting Memories participants raised £94 for the cause while walking footballers’ efforts yielded £183 for the appeal.
Community Inclusion Coach Alistair White said: “The Sporting Memories and walking football groups have rallied admirably to raise a fantastic £277 for Dementia UK’s Time For A Cuppa initiative.
“Participants from both groups really got behind this fundraiser by baking cakes, donating prizes for raffles and making some very generous donations themselves to help us reach this total.
“Sporting Memories in particular aims to help people with dementia, so it was really great to see everyone doing their bit to raise money and make ‘Time For A Cuppa’.
“Funds raised will go towards providing specialist Admiral Nurses for families who have loved ones suffering from dementia, which really is a fantastic cause.”
The Sporting Memories Time For A Cuppa morning was even attended by North End legend Alex Bruce.
Both sporting Memories and walking football sessions are primarily aimed at the over 50s.
Sporting Memories is designed to support those living with dementia, depression or loneliness, or even anyone simply feeling disconnected from society, with the provision of guest speakers, talks, quizzes, games and light physical activity.
Please note that all Sporting Memories and walking football sessions have been cancelled until further notice, following guidance from the English Football League due to the current Coronavirus situation.