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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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Mark Blundell becomes patron

Posted: 21st April 2015

We are delighted to welcome former F1, Indycar and LeMans racer Mark Blundell as a patron of The Sporting Memories Foundation. Mark enjoyed F1 podiums during a career that took in 61 Grand Prix before switching to IndyCar and joining an elite band of Brits to taste succes at...

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Appeal for York City memories launches

Posted: 9th April 2015

  York City v Newport County. Saturday 25th April 2015 The Minster Men Memories Game TM York City Football Club will play their final league home game of the season on Saturday 25th April, KO 3pm at Bootham Crescent. The Minstermen are at home to Newport County and Sporting...

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Bernie Slaven and Adrian Bevington become Patrons of The Sporting Memories Foundation

Posted: 4th April 2015

We are delighted to reveal the first two patrons of The Sporting Memories Foundation

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Comic Relief grant for Sporting Memories

Posted: 27th March 2015

We are delighted to reveal a new project to develop digital sporting reminiscence tools and resources that will take place across the North East of England thanks to grant funding from Comic Relief. The two year project will work in partnership with older people, carers, relatives, volunteers and staff...

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WIN - FA Hall of Fame 2014 programme signed by Patrick Vieira

Posted: 21st March 2015

  To celebrate the wonderful work of volunteers up and down the UK helping to run Sporting Memories Network groups and to tackle loneliness, dementia and depression, we are offering a fantastic prize this weekend. Over the years, thousands of people have shared their sporting stories at the weekly...

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Funding News - Life Changes Trust

Posted: 22nd February 2015

We are delighted to announce significant funding from Life Changes Trust in Scotland to establish 55 new sporting memories groups over 3 years

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Funding News - projects launch with four Premier League Football Clubs

Posted: 22nd February 2015

Network set to kick off projects with Manchester City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland

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WIN with Campo Retro

Posted: 21st February 2015

To celebrate the fantastic news of funding from the Premier League Charitable Fund and Professional Footballers Association to kick off projects with Manchester City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland community foundations, we've teamed up with our good friends at Campo Retro to give away some fabulous classic...

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Spirit of the Games: Sporting Memories uniting generations

Posted: 7th January 2015

Sporting Memories Network is set to bring generations of sports fans together to celebrate memories of London 2012 in a ground breaking project that aims to improve the mental and physical well-being of older people. Working in partnership with schools and youth organisations across the UK, younger people will be encouraged to work with older people to capture memories of London 2012, other Olympics and Paralympic Games and sport in all its guises; helping to tackle loneliness, depression and dementia.

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