Yorkshire Post 7th January 2015

Memories of London 2012 to be used to help tackle loneliness after £50,000 funding win

IMAGES of the London 2012 Olympics etched into the memories of generations of sports fans will be used by a North Yorkshire based charity to tackle loneliness in older people.

The Sporting Memories Network, which was co-founded by former Topcliffe psychiatric nurse Tony Jameson-Allen, uses traditional reminiscence techniques as a tool while working with the lonely and those suffering from depression or dementia.

It has been awarded almost £50,000 to fund a new project that will bring together children from schools and youth organisations across the UK with older people to capture memories of London 2012, other Olympics and Paralympic Games.

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