Nottinghamshire duo Jake Ball and Tom Moores were full of praise for the ‘Forget Me Notts’ project after attending the Christmas lunch held at Trent Bridge in association with John Pye Auctions.
Over 60 people attended on Tuesday 18 December, the culmination of monthly meetings for people with dementia and their carers.
Hosted by the Trent Bridge Community Trust, Forget Me Notts sessions provide a safe and secure environment that encourages social interaction based around sporting memories.
“Quite a lot of people struggle with dementia so it is a privilege to be involved with projects such as this one,” said Ball.
Moores added: “I couldn’t agree more. It’s great to give back and see smiles on faces - and for them to get the opportunity to come to Trent Bridge and have a meal together."
The project, which is supported by Age UK, will head into its third year in 2019 with an added active element to be held in the indoor halls at Trent Bridge.
“A lot of these people live on their own and either don’t have family nearby or have no family at all, so to come in to Trent Bridge and be part of this is fabulous for them,” said Lynda Crick, Partnerships Director at Age UK Notts.
“People with dementia can have vastly different levels of ability to each other so to have an active element for those that are more able will be great.”
The event was made possible by a generous donation from Nottinghamshire’s Official Team Sponsors, John Pye Auctions.
“We’re always grateful to be invited along to events such as these, and to be able to contribute to the meal is an honour,” said Marketing Manager Faye Rollinson.
“For carers and people with dementia, this is a great chance for them to get out and about and socialise and enjoy some festivities at this time of year.”
Find out more about the Forget Me Notts sessions here.
If you know somebody who might benefit from the Forget Me Notts programme, please contact email@example.com.