DEMENTIA FRIENDLY | Community Update

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Tue 16 Jan 2018

It was all hands to the pump over the Christmas period with the Christmas Raffle being our main focus with all profits going towards the Build the Budget initiative. 

Behind the scenes though, work continued to retain our official status as a dementia friendly football club.  Part of our action plan agreed with Alzheimer’s Society is to deliver Dementia Friends information sessions to the match day stewards. 

Prior to the Dover match, 13 senior stewards and the safety officer volunteered to come early and attended a session in the Altitude Suite.  This is just the start of an ongoing training package that will be incorporated into the stewards training and induction package.

Wrexham Football Club is now confident that whenever someone living with dementia chooses to attend a match at The Racecourse and wherever they chose to sit, we will have a member of match day staff on duty and ready to assist if needed.

As part of our charitable partners scheme, Alzheimer’s Society have been grateful for the opportunity to hold a bucket collection at a home game at The Racecourse. 

This season, supported by volunteers from the club and also Dementia Friendly Wrexham, they were amazed by the generosity of our fans.  Ruth Owen from Alzheimer’s Society said “I am delighted to advise that we raised an amazing £762.33 which far exceeds anything we’ve ever raised there before (£360 in 2015 and £520 in 2016). 

"We couldn’t have done it without the help and support of volunteers such as yourself.  The extra collectors really made a difference, in a very big way.

"These funds will be a great help to our vital work in providing support, advice and information to people affected by dementia, campaigning on their behalf; funding research into the cause, cure, treatment and prevention of dementia; and helping us change society and the way people think, act and talk about dementia.”


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