A post from Bury resident Bob Murtagh:
Sporting Memories is a charity and social enterprise that helps older people to reminisce, replay and reconnect through the power of sport and physical activity.
Launched in 2011, Sporting Memories supports a diverse range of people aged 50-plus, including those living with dementia, living with depression or facing isolation and loneliness, to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through our regular club sessions in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales. There are already a number of Sporting Memories clubs in Sussex, but mostly in East Sussex with the furthest west being in Worthing. We are therefore launching a new club in Chichester to service the west of the county.
The clubs are dedicated to bringing older people together with the aim of making a positive difference in their lives by providing them with a welcoming, supportive and structured environment where they can develop confidence to improve their lives for the better.
The new club will run weekly, starting on Monday 2nd October from 10:00 – 11:30am, at Chichester City FC, Oaklands park, Oaklands Way, Chichester, PO19 6AR.
Sporting Memories clubs are free to attend and open to anyone over the age of 50 who loves to reminisce about either playing or watching sport.
As well as chatting and making new friends and reminiscing over sporting memorabilia, members will have the chance to take part in activities such as Spot the Ball, sporting quizzes and even try their hand at Boccia – a form of indoor bowls. Refreshments are also provided.
If anyone is interested in joining as a member of this new club, they can either contact Emma at emma.brooke@sussexcricket.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Chichester Sporting Memories Club Co-ordinator