We understand the power of sport can reignite and reconnect isolated older people.

Why volunteer with us

By sharing memories of sporting moments however big or small, people are instantly connected, reawakening thoughts feelings and times that would have otherwise been undiscovered all because of a passion for sport.



Sporting Memories for Care Homes and Hospitals

A new, annual subscription-based package, designed specifically for Care Environments. Whether you are a group of care homes, sheltered accommodation or a hospital ward, Sporting Memories is a great way of enriching the lives of older people.


Author: Tony Jameson-Allen

PFA Practical Guide to living with Dementia

Football chiefs have teamed up with The Sporting Memories Foundation to produce a guide to help former players diagnosed with dementia. The Professional Footballers' Association have produced the guide with The Sporting Memories Foundation and researchers from the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University.


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Our Impact


Free weekly clubs now running


Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence


Individual attendances at clubs last year

Ellis Bates Chosen Charity 2019

Ellis Bates Financial Advisers are delighted to announce their ‘10 Chosen Charities for 2019’ referral scheme, including The Sporting Memories Foundation


Author: Tony Jameson-Allen

Donate Books, Memorabilia and Match Programmes

Why not take a few minutes to dig out any old programmes, sports biographies, annuals, shirts, scarves, boots and any other sporting memorabilia that could be put to use at our sporting memories clubs?



Help us with our evaluation

We are looking for volunteers to help interview some of our club members about their experiences


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Latest news

  • A Day In The Life Of....

    Andy Tysoe, Greater Manchester Coordinator for The Sporting Memories Foundation, and the Dementia Lead and Chair of Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group’s Dementia Transformation Board Read more

  • Can you help identify these pictures of Pele?

    Remarkable collection of images of Pele that now need historians and fans to help track down where they were taken Read more

What's happening

  • Help us with our evaluation

    We are looking for volunteers to help interview some of our club members about their experiences Read more

  • George Heriot School Concert Supported Our Clubs

    On Tuesday 11th December Edinburgh's George Heriot’s School’s held their annual Senior School Concert at Usher Hall, entitled “A Sporting Christmas”. The retiring collection donated to Sporting Memories raised just over £1020 to help “Support Our Clubs” Read more

  • Sporting Memories gets a Silver Award

    Sporting Memories Foundation picks up the Silver Award for 'Best Small Business Serving Football' at a glitzy Football Business Awards 2018 ceremony in London. Read more