17th December 2012
Alzheimer Scotland opens Hampden Hub and launches Football Memories League across Scotland
officially opened their brand new resource at Scotland's national football stadium,
the Hampden Hub, on Friday 30th November.
The charity also launched their Football Memories League – the latest development in the charity's Football Memories Project. Former footballers Peter Cormack, Colin Jackson and the legendary Lawrie Reilly joined Alzheimer Scotland to mark the launch. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support of from People's Postcode Trust's Dream Fund, Bupa and players of People's Postcode Lottery.
The Football Memories League has Divisions based on geography, with 30
teams across Scotland.
The people taking part in the groups have all chosen their team name and their
team colours, giving a sense of belonging and providing an identity. The Hampden
Hub provides access to an image collection which is unique in football and will
cater for the wide range of teams which our people support.
Henry Simmons, Chief
Executive of Alzheimer Scotland,
said, "We are delighted to be opening this new resource in the wonderful location
of our National Stadium. Our Football Memories Project could not be better
placed to build on the partnership we have with the Scottish Football
Museum and the many
football heroes who have supported this initiative.
We are extremely grateful to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, whose funding and support have made this initiative possible. I would also like to thank all the people with dementia who are involved with the project and the local staff and volunteers who make it happen. They now have a place at the heart of football in Scotland."
Clara Govier, Charities and Communications Manager for People's Postcode Lottery, said "The Football Memories programme is a wonderful project which, thanks to the generosity of players, we are incredibly proud to support. We know the groups make a huge difference to those directly affected by dementia but they also offer so much help for the family overall."