County Ground set to welcome Sporting Memories
Lancashire FA is proud to be the host of the fantastic Sporting Memories Network Group, as of June 18.
Working in unison with the Sporting Memories Foundation, the LFA Headquarters will open it’s doors to the elderly in an effort to help fight loneliness and dementia in the region.
By sharing memories of sporting moments and tapping into a passion for sport, the scheme helps people to connect with others and with their past, reawakening positive thoughts and feelings that perhaps may be forgotten.
The project has already started in the region and has been a huge success, thanks to the Chorley FC Community Trust, who hosted the event at Victory Park on May 30.
Speaking about Sporting Memories coming to the County Ground in Leyland, our Football Development Officer of Disability and Inclusion, Andrew Whitaker said: “The aim of this project is to look at reducing isolation and loneliness and linking people together in a safe environment where they can have a chat.”
“With it being a football county FA, a lot will probably be football related. But we’ve been out to other organisations in the past.”
“We’re thinking of getting a Subbuteo table, some carpet bowls and looking at some table tennis, different things we can do”
“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the local community to what will be a fantastic scheme,” he added.
For more information on the scheme visit http://www.sportingmemoriesnetwork.com/ or email Andrew.Whitaker@lancashirefa.com