Sporting Memories is coming to Wales!

We are delighted to announce that Sporting Memories Network CIC is one of 17 organisations that have been successful with the first phase of the Healthy and Active Fund, funded by a partnership of Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales.

We have received a grant to support the aim of improving mental and physical health and reducing social isolation by enabling the adoption of healthy and active lifestyles across Wales. Our award will support the development of Sporting Memories weekly reminiscence and physical activity sessions in Wales, working in partnership with Cardiff City FC Community Foundation, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Derwen (Housing Association), Glamorgan County Cricket Club and Cricket Wales, Ospreys in the Community, Sporting Memories Network CIC, Swansea Council, Vi-Ability and The Pollen Shop.

Sporting Memories are working closely with Ageing Well in Wales to ensure the project has a lasting impact and reach on the lives and well-being of older people throughout Wales. Ageing Well in Wales is a national partnership programme hosted by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales which brings together individuals and communities with public, private, third and voluntary sectors to make Wales the best place in the world to grow older

The funding will allow us to open 30 new weekly volunteer led Sporting Memories clubs over the next three years and across the local authority areas of Conwy and Denbighshire, Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon.Taff, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Swansea and the Vale of Glamorgan and also develop new reminiscence resources in both English and Welsh languages.

The partnership will be looking to recruit over 100 volunteers to run our weekly sessions and anyone who is interested in being trained and supported to become a volunteer can register their interest here.

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