Football Memories Is Back For 2023
Fri 3rd February 2023
The Rangers Charity Foundation is delighted to be restarting its Football Memories group for 2023. The group will meet on the second and last Friday of every month beginning on 10 February. Each meeting will be held in the Ibrox Community Complex (opposite Ibrox Stadium) between 11:30am and 12:30pm.
Our Football Memories project helps to improve the lives of football fans with dementia by using football images and memorabilia from the past to aid recall and memory. We talk about teams and matches from the past and work with images to stimulate memories and conversation.
Recollection of great games, players and occasions can be spectacular, and some fantastic stories emerge from the group sessions. We have invited many former players along to our sessions, which has been extremely popular, and participants can enjoy a ‘half-time’ snack.
Group members are also helped to produce a Football Memories Book which includes their own personal stories of their family and their football experiences.
Jordan Boyd – Community Programmes Manager at the Foundation – has organised the running of the Football Memories group at Ibrox since its initial rollout. With the programme set to kick-off again Jordan said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have been able to bring our Football Memories group back again for 2023.
“It will be really good to be able to get the sessions running in person again and we are looking forward to welcoming everybody to the Ibrox Community Complex.”
Feedback from participants and their carers has been fantastic and the project has really helped to boost the confidence and self-esteem of those taking part, as well as provide an opportunity for carers in similar circumstances to get together and have a break and chat over a cup of tea.
If you or someone you know are interested in coming along to the Football Memories group, please contact the Foundation on 0141 580 8775 or email RachaelCosgrove@rangers.co.uk.