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Paul Hawksbee becomes patron

Posted: 22nd July 2015

  We are delighted to welcome broadcaster and writer Paul Hawksbee as a patron of The Sporting Memories Foundation. Paul has co-presented the Hawksbee & Jacobs Show on TalkSPORT radio for over 16 years, having first met co-host Andy Jacobs when they worked together as producers on Skinner &...

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UnLtd and Coutts Foundation award for network co-founder

Posted: 18th July 2015

  Network co-founder Tony Jameson-Allen has been identified as one of the most promising British entrepreneurs tackling social problems, as a winner of UnLtd's 2015 Fast Growth Awards. The scheme, which is run by UnLtd, the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, in partnership with...

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Programme donation kick starts appeal for memorabilia

Posted: 27th June 2015

Appeal for old programmes, sports annuals and memorabilia

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Uniting Generations - Inclusive Futures

Posted: 26th June 2015

                                               Spirit of 2012 funded programme 'An Inclusive Future' has successfully achieved its target of recruiting 1,000 young disabled and non-disabled volunteers three months ahead of schedule. The  impressive 1,000-strong volunteer force...

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Book of memories connecting generations - free download

Posted: 19th June 2015

Pupils of Pinkie Primary School in Scoltand have been busy interviewing parents, teachers, athletes and members of local sporting memories groups to produce a wonderful book of Commonwealth Games memories. The story of how the book was compiled is illustrated below. To download a free e-book version click here...

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Free event - Leeds 5th July Le Grand Depart One Year On

Posted: 18th June 2015

Le Grand Départ - One Year On On Sunday 5th July 2015, the first anniversary of the grandest of Grand Départs, will be celebrated with a free public event at Leeds Town Hall. (Book your free tickets here)  Thanks to funding from Spirit of 2012, The Sporting Memories Foundation...

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Introducing Charlie Roberts

Posted: 18th June 2015

We are delighted to welcome Charlie Roberts to the Sporting Memories Network team! Charlie Roberts - Development Officer Having knocked myself out playing netball I knew that wasn't the sport for me! I stuck to horses from then on. Riding has been a huge part of life starting long...

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Network to attend Global Convention

Posted: 31st May 2015

Sporting Memories Network is pleased to confirm we will be exhibiting and attending Soccerex 2015 Global Convention. This prestigious event takes place in Manchester 7th - 9th September 2015. The network will be exhibiting in the Corporate Social Opportunity zone area within the Soccerex Global Convention's exhibition hall that...

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Opportunity for FREE TRAINING in Greater Manchester

Posted: 31st May 2015

  Managers, Matrons, Activity Organisers, Nursing or Care Staff working in Greater Manchester A last minute opportunity for care homes, housing associations complexes, day centres or hospital wards to join a pilot for a major national project celebrating the 50th anniversary of England's 1966 World Cup victory. FREE training...

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Sunderland - Saturday 23rd May 2015

Posted: 19th May 2015

We'll be at Barnes Park this Saturday as part of Sunderland West Area's Family Fun Day. We'll have a display of sporting artefacts and will be collecting sporting memories from all generations. Thanks to the guys at Campo Retro, the #1 destination for retro and the widest collection of...

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