All Sporting Memories Clubs temporarily suspended

Since issuing our statement on 16 March, we have developed a digital version of our Sporting Pink publication that we have made available to everyone who signs up. Register now to receive your weekly national edition – packed full of activities and sporting reminsicence ideal for sparking conversations and rekindling positive memories. #TalkAboutSport

16 March 2020

From (and including) Wednesday 18 March, all Sporting Memories Clubs will be suspended, due to the coronavirus outbreak. For further information about why we have taken this decision, see our full statement.

Staying in touch

Maintaining social contact is going to become harder for everyone over the coming weeks and we know that the decision to suspend Clubs at this stage will add to these difficulties. 

As an organisation we care deeply about the physical and mental wellbeing of those who come to our Clubs, outings and other social events. This is also true for our volunteers, who each week bring their dedication and skills to our sessions. 

We are developing new ways to stay in touch over the coming weeks, to try and ensure that the joy of sharing sporting memories and the cognitive resilience this helps to build may continue at home.

We have begun by producing a new weekly, digital version of our iconic Sporting Pink publication, which we use each week in our Clubs. We encourage friends, relations and carers of those who attend our Clubs to register to receive the Sporting Pink, as well as regular updates. We will include ideas for how to use this each week, and we are continuing to develop further resources for use at home.  

Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding and we look forward to staying in touch.

Contacting us

If you are a Club participant, family member or carer, please take the opportunity to sign up for Club updates and receive the new digital version of our weekly publication the Sporting Pink.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:

England and Wales

Susie Brindley

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07828974224

Scotland

Maurice Donohue (Chief Operating Officer, the Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland)

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07393284406

One to one reminiscence using our Replay cards?

Our Replay cards have been designed to help prompt fond memories of watching or playing sport. We use them in our groups as a focus for discussion and these can be used just as effectively on a one-to-one basis to stimulate conversations.