There was a Sporting Memories session with a twist at Preston North End on Tuesday as the Dementia UK fundraising initiative ‘Time For A Cuppa’ was incorporated into the session.
The Time For A Cuppa initiative tasks individuals and groups with holding a charitable coffee and cakes sale to raise funds for Admiral Nurses, who provide specialist support for families with loved ones suffering from dementia.
Sporting Memories itself is targeted at those over the age of 50 living with depression, loneliness or indeed dementia, with the provision of reminiscence activities and games, quizzes and light physical activity as part of sessions.
With a guest talk from Malcolm Rae and Preston North End legend Alex Bruce among the guests, members proved more than generous with their donations by bringing in their own bakes, buying others’ creations and contributing to a raffle.
The raffle included prizes kindly donated by members of the Sporting Memories group as well, a copy of the North End Souls book from author Keith Harrison and a matchday programme signed by the PNE first team squad, among much more.
Efforts from the Sporting Memories group saw almost £100 raised for the Dementia UK appeal and it will be the turn of our walking footballers on Friday to continue the fundraising efforts with their own Time For A Cuppa!
The Trust has been running Sporting Memories since October 2019 and the session, held from 11am until 12.30pm every Tuesday, is now based at Deepdale in the Players’ Lounge every week.
If you would like to join the Sporting Memories squad at Preston North End, just turn up at the South Executive Entrance at Deepdale ahead of the session, or you can meet with other members at the community offices at 10.45am on a Tuesday!
Find out more about Sporting Memories by clicking here.