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Bowlsparc comes to Northallerton Sporting Memories

Posted: 1st September 2015

Sporting Memories Network uses the traditional idea of reminiscence activities - memory games - to bring like-minded people together to discuss their love of sport. It is founded by former psychiatric nurse Tony Jameson-Allen and business partner Chris Wilkins. It holds drop-in sessions at Northallerton library every Thursday between...

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Programmes & Memorabilia appeal - Northallerton

Posted: 21st August 2015

Invitation to share sporting memories and memorabilia Anyone with sporting memories, programmes or memorabilia to share is invited to come along to an open morning at Northallerton library on Thursday 10 September. The open morning is being organised by Sporting Memories Network, a charity that helps people affected by...

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Network set to speak at Soccerex Convention

Posted: 20th August 2015

Sporting Memories Network is pleased to confirm we will be exhibiting and speaking at the 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...

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BBC MOTD commentator Guy Mowbray donates 1000+ programmes to appeal

Posted: 11th August 2015

Guy Mowbray, BBC Match of the Day commentator and supporter of the Sporting Memories Network has provided a fantastic boost to our appeal for matchday programmes and memorabilia with a donation of over 1000 programmes that stretch back to being a ball boy at Bootham Crescent through his time...

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Free training in sports reminiscence for organisations

Posted: 8th August 2015

Free Volunteer Training  4th September 2015, Dalkeith Introduction Sporting Memories Network (Scotland) promotes and develops the use of sporting memories to improve the wellbeing of older people through conversation and reminiscence. We provide resources and support to facilitate this process for individuals, groups and organisations. Further information on our...

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Middlesbrough Football Club fundraise for the foundation

Posted: 4th August 2015

Boro set to help tackle dementia, depression & loneliness Middlesbrough Football Club have announced their three chosen charities for the forthcoming season that the club will be supporting.  One of these is the Sporting Memories Foundation, the charity established to support older people, living with dementia, depression or those...

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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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