Using sporting memories and physical activity, we tackle loneliness, depression and dementia

Digital Sporting Pink

How to register for the digital version of our Sporting Pink publication.

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Author: John Dyer

Steps for Sporting Memories: The series so far

On our virtual walking routes, you decide how far you would like to walk and when, collecting medals as you go. Set out on your own, or invite friends! Along the way, you will meet and learn more about some of our greatest names in sport and iconic locations.

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Author: Helen Johnston

What we do

We are Sporting Memories. We are dedicated to bringing together older adults to talk about and remember sport. Through the power of sport we tackle social isolation. We help to increase the well-being of those living with low mood, dementia and other conditions.

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Author: Helen Johnston

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Our Impact

130

Free weekly clubs now running

265

Volunteers trained in Sports Reminiscence

57,600

Individual attendances at clubs in 2019

Watch our 2020 online conference

On 3 December 2020 we held our first ever online conference, hosted by Alastair Hignell CBE with special guests Henry Winter, Luther Blissett, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Ray Fallan and our members and volunteers.

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Author: Helen Johnston

An evening to remember

Join former British and Irish Lions and our guest presenters as we head off on tour. Free to attend, with all donations going towards our work.

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Author: Helen Johnston

Online Sporting Memories Clubs

There are online Sporting Memories sessions every day of the week, in Wales, Scotland and England. Join in or volunteer. Find the session that works for you!

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Author: John Dyer

Upcoming events

  • Magna Vitae Training Session

    A workshop for Magna Vitae staff & volunteers, taking place on Tuesday 8th June. Find out more! Read more

  • Register today

    Register now for your free place at our unique evening event. Join us on 27 May for 'A Tour of the Lions' Den'. With former British and Irish Lions and our very special hosts. Read more

Latest news

  • Paul shares his Sporting Memories story

    Since the turn of the year, the Huddersfield Town Foundation has been delivering Sporting Memories virtually. One regular attendee is Paul, a lifelong Town fan who joined the programme to compensate for the loss of interaction with other supporters on a match day. Read more

  • Active Future with Dementia event

    We are excited to bring you, in partnership with Life Changes Trust, a thrilling two-day online event celebrating how we can have an active future with dementia. Register now for your free place. Read more

What's happening

  • An evening to remember

    Join former British and Irish Lions and our guest presenters as we head off on tour. Free to attend, with all donations going towards our work. Read more

  • Joining us for the evening: Gavin Hastings OBE

    We welcome to the den a Lion who is regarded as one of Scotland's best ever players, who won 20 caps as Captain and 61 caps in total. Read more

  • Joining us for the evening: John Taylor

    We welcome to the den a Welsh international who played in two Lions Tours, opted out of a third, and has won 26 caps for his country. Read more